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cupful

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Noun
 : 
cup=ful

CIDE DICTIONARY

cupfuln. 
     As much as a cup will hold.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

cupful, n. (pl. -fuls)
1 the amount held by a cup, esp. US a half-pint or 8-ounce measure in cookery.
2 a cup full of a substance (drank a cupful of water).

Usage
A cupful is a measure, and so three cupfuls is a quantity regarded in terms of a cup; three cups full denotes the actual cups, as in three cups full of water. Sense 2 is an intermediate use.

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