caffeinate

verb
caf·​fein·​ate | \ ˈka-fə-ˌnāt How to pronounce caffeinate (audio) , -fē-ə- \
caffeinated; caffeinating

Definition of caffeinate

transitive + intransitive

: 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

Examples of caffeinate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Go caffeinate with its co-owners, 21-year-old Noah Irby and 22-year-old Trevin Willison. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "22 new restaurants that opened amid the coronavirus pandemic in Dallas-Fort Worth," 16 June 2020 Yep, time for McAvoy to caffeinate his game, beginning with shooting more pucks and knocking more bodies. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "As Bruins prepare to resume play, here’s where things stand with them," 28 Jan. 2020 To caffeinate in the morning, I was quickly won over by Lavanda Cafe. Nevin Martell, Washington Post, "In central Mexico, a retreat that’s perfect for families," 14 June 2019 Next stop is to caffeinate and carbo-load for your journey. Peter Fish, San Francisco Chronicle, "Road trip along Sierra Nevada’s Feather River," 16 Mar. 2018 Taking a little one who already operates on hyperdrive and caffeinate them? Charlotte Hilton Andersen, Redbook, "Parenting," 16 Feb. 2012 To caffeinate in the morning, I was quickly won over by Lavanda Cafe. Nevin Martell, Washington Post, "In central Mexico, a retreat that’s perfect for families," 14 June 2019 Taking a little one who already operates on hyperdrive and caffeinate them? Charlotte Hilton Andersen, Redbook, "Parenting," 16 Feb. 2012 Next stop is to caffeinate and carbo-load for your journey. Peter Fish, San Francisco Chronicle, "Road trip along Sierra Nevada’s Feather River," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of caffeinate

1989, in the meaning defined above

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“Caffeinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caffeinate. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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