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uncap

[uhn-kap] /ʌnˈkæp/
verb (used with object), uncapped, uncapping.
1.
to remove a cap or cover from (a bottle, container, etc.).
2.
to free from limits or restrictions:
The union is demanding that cost-of-living allowances be uncapped.
3.
to remove a cap or hat from (the head of a person).
verb (used without object), uncapped, uncapping.
4.
to remove the cap or hat from the head, as in respect.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; un-2 + cap1
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British Dictionary definitions for uncapping

uncap

/ʌnˈkæp/
verb -caps, -capping, -capped
1.
(transitive) to remove a cap or top from (a container) to uncap a bottle
2.
to remove a cap from (the head)
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