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teacupful

[tee-kuhp-foo l] /ˈti kʌpˌfʊl/
noun, plural teacupfuls.
1.
as much as a teacup will hold, equal to 4 fluid ounces (113 grams).
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; teacup + -ful
Usage note
See -ful.
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  • Add a teacupful of cold water, and let it boil ten minutes longer.
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