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 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 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 associations were similar for ground and instant coffee, and for caffeinated and decaffeinated. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of decaffeinated

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Decaffeinated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decaffeinated. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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decaffeinated

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of decaffeinated

: not containing caffeine : having the caffeine removed

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