decaffeinated

adjective
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 Along with a variety of regular and decaffeinated coffee beans, Phoenix also released a 2020 holiday blend for the season. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Gift guide: 17 Greater Cleveland coffee roasters with beans to brew at home," 8 Dec. 2020 These benefits held for both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "Coffee linked to longer survival in patients with colorectal cancer, study says," 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, "Drink a lot of coffee? You’re more likely to live longer, study finds," 4 July 2018 Stringer drinks only decaffeinated coffee now and gave up caffeine pills. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer returns with new outlook," 19 Sep. 2019 The subjects were grouped into seven categories: those who didn't drink coffee, those drinking decaffeinated coffee and those drinking caffeinated coffee. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "How much coffee is too much?," 21 June 2019 The apparent longevity boost was seen with instant, ground and decaffeinated, results that echo U.S. research. Lindsey Tanner, courant.com, "Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity," 3 July 2018 The apparent longevity boost was seen with instant, ground and decaffeinated, results that echo U.S. research. Lindsey Tanner, courant.com, "Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity," 3 July 2018 The apparent longevity boost was seen with instant, ground and decaffeinated, results that echo U.S. research. Linsey Tanner, chicagotribune.com, "Another study shows coffee may boost longevity — even decaf," 3 July 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Decaffeinated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decaffeinated. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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decaffeinated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of decaffeinated

: not containing caffeine : having the caffeine removed

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