de·​caf·​fein·​at·​ed | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈka-fə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce decaffeinated (audio) , -fē-ə- \

Definition of decaffeinated

: having the caffeine removed decaffeinated coffee decaffeinated tea

Examples of decaffeinated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Drinkers of unsweetened coffee did not rely on any specific amount of coffee daily and consumed ground, instant or decaffeinated coffee, researchers said. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 31 May 2022 Part of this effect is due to caffeine, though even decaffeinated java can spur motor activity in the colon, so coffee’s poo-inducing effects aren’t solely due to its caffeine content. Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 29 Sep. 2020 Both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee are also associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 11 Jan. 2022 Dunkin Donuts offers hot, decaffeinated and flavored coffee, iced coffee, bagels, donuts and muffins. Tyler Carter, Dallas News, 24 Sep. 2021 How is caffeine removed to produce decaffeinated coffee? Ella Lee, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2019 Along with a variety of regular and decaffeinated coffee beans, Phoenix also released a 2020 holiday blend for the season. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 8 Dec. 2020 These benefits held for both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 18 Sep. 2020 In fact, those drinking two to three cups per day, decaffeinated or not, had a 12 percent lower risk of death compared to non-drinkers, National Cancer Institute research fellow Erikka Loftfield told NPR. Fiza Pirani, ajc, 4 July 2018 See More

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First Known Use of decaffeinated

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Decaffeinated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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