caffeinate

verb
caf·​fein·​ate | \ˈka-fə-ˌnāt, -fē-ə-\
caffeinated; caffeinating

Definition of caffeinate 

: 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

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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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