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

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In recent decades, teens have shifted from milk to soda, then to Gatorade and other sports drinks and recently to energy drinks like Monster and Red Bull. Washington Post, "Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk," 14 June 2018 Gone are the days when hardcore gamers were relegated to their parents' basements, sipping energy drinks and munching on Hot Pockets while smashing away on their keyboards until the wee hours of the morning. Stephan Wiebe, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage gamer receives ‘esports’ scholarship to play video game in college," 20 May 2017 All trips via the Company’s shuttles this month were subsidized by the energy drink. Verge Staff, The Verge, "Seven scary stories to tell by the light of your screen," 31 Oct. 2018 Short stresses not to rely on energy drinks or coffee to power you through your trip. NBC News, "How to tell if you're too tired to drive — and what to do if you are," 8 July 2018 Last year, competitive tree climbing put its toe in the mainstream when energy drink giant Red Bull began sponsoring an event in Australia. Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, "Tree climbers compete, show off mad skills (at 110 feet) during free event this weekend," 13 July 2018 Basically, no soda or energy drinks for kids in the hours before the game. Sam Dodge,, "Heat postpones baseball games at PONY tournament," 7 July 2018 Alcohol will be available, but Mirakian expects energy drinks will be just as popular given the age of the audience and length of tournaments. Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "Professional Videogamers Get Their Own Stadiums," 20 June 2018 Consuming energy drinks during the day carries over into the evening. Kavita Daswani,, "Better sleep requires a better routine, and perhaps an upgrade to your pillows and PJs," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of energy drink

1904, in the meaning defined above

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