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[kap-foo l] /ˈkæp fʊl/
noun, plural capfuls.
the amount that a cap will hold.
Origin of capful
1710-20; cap1 + -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Mix and use a sanitizer solution of one capful of chlorine bleach per gallon of water for cleaning work area surfaces.
  • Most frequently it is sold asa slightly salty, clear liquid in small bottles where users pay by the capful orby the teaspoon.
  • Clean the tree stand to improve the tree's water intake, using one capful of bleach to one cup of water.
  • At clubs, it often is sold in liquid form from a water or sports drink bottle, by the capful.

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