energy drink


Definition of energy drink

: a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (such as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker's energy

Examples of energy drink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here's What to Know Several years ago, when energy drinks became all the rage, emergency departments began seeing patients who had consumed too much. Jenna Wirth,, "What Are Caffeine Pills—And Are They Safe?," 4 Dec. 2019 Its arrival will ramp up Coke’s competition with Monster Beverage Corp. Monster’s energy drink trails only Red Bull in a growing US market that was worth more than $12 billion last year, according to Bloomberg Intelligence., "Bullhorn acquires Erecruit," 2 Oct. 2019 Still, energy drinks are a multibillion-dollar market—and growing. Maria Armental, WSJ, "California Jury Finds in Favor of Monster in Energy-Drink Lawsuit," 7 Dec. 2018 Someone stole two cases of Red Bull energy drink valued at $40 from a business in the 7000 block of Roosevelt Road between 8:40 a.m. and 8:43 a.m. Oct. 23., "Oak Park police: Three men steal ATM machine from Roosevelt Road business," 28 Oct. 2019 With Coca-Cola Energy, the company hopes to boost sales within the Coke brand rather than steal share from other energy drinks or Coke flavors. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Coca-Cola Energy is coming to the United States," 1 Oct. 2019 Behind two stationary bikes is a fridge stocked with energy drinks and protein shakes. Connor Letourneau,, "360-degree tour: Warriors locker room and player luxuries at Chase Center," 26 Sep. 2019 In the United States, total energy drink and energy shot sales reached about $13.5 billion in 2018, up 30% from 2013, according to a report from research group Mintel. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Coca-Cola Energy is coming to the United States," 1 Oct. 2019 Football’s favorite frat boy has leveraged his personality and celebrity to promote energy drinks, iced coffee, and laundry detergent, to name a few products. Globe Staff,, "Gronk has a good point: Athletes should be allowed to use CBD," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of energy drink

1904, in the meaning defined above

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27 Dec 2019

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“Energy drink.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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