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[uhn-kap] /ʌnˈkæp/
verb (used with object), uncapped, uncapping.
to remove a cap or cover from (a bottle, container, etc.).
to free from limits or restrictions:
The union is demanding that cost-of-living allowances be uncapped.
to remove a cap or hat from (the head of a person).
verb (used without object), uncapped, uncapping.
to remove the cap or hat from the head, as in respect.
Origin of uncap
1560-70; un-2 + cap1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for uncap
  • uncap the ends of the sampler immediately before sampling.
  • uncap the sample bottle and dispense the appropriate chemical treatment into the sample.
  • uncap the bottle and take the temperature of the water.
  • If using the capped version, simply uncap during the sampling period and recap at the end of the sampling period.
  • uncap pre-filled saline syringe and specimen collection container.
  • If an air bubble is noted, uncap the vial and add additional sparged sample as necessary.
  • Carefully uncap the vial by gently rocking the cap back and forth.
British Dictionary definitions for uncap


verb -caps, -capping, -capped
(transitive) to remove a cap or top from (a container): to uncap a bottle
to remove a cap from (the head)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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