caffeinate

play
verb, transitive + intransitive caf·fein·ate \ˈka-fə-ˌnāt, -fē-ə-\

Definition of caffeinate

caffeinated

;

caffeinating

  1. :  to get caffeine or to provide caffeine to (someone) by means of a caffeinated beverage (such as coffee) No sitter this afternoon, so I caffeinate and stumble through the routine … — Nancy Kruger Cohen The Lady K, as locals call it, caffeinates customers in the morning … — Amy Mayer Inspired by Stephen King's how-to “On Writing,” he scrawled a longhand draft of “Tietam” in six weeks, caffeinating himself through the wee hours with two-liter Diet Cokes. — Gregory Kirschling

First Known Use of caffeinate

1989


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up caffeinate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

conspicuously offensive

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!