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 Unapologetic had secured a partnership with energy drink maker Red Bull and was deep in the midst of preparations for the ambitious excursion when the pandemic hit. USA Today, "From COVID-19 to protests, how 2020 impacted Black artists and creatives," 26 Feb. 2021 The product is to be called Elixirent, a supernal energy drink. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "Chang-rae Lee’s Latest Is Fueled by Harrowing Travel, Witness Protection and Food, Food and More Food," 1 Feb. 2021 The Apalachicola River of North Florida in healthier times plunged deeply into tupelo forests, where the flooding waters brewed into an organic energy drink for a web of life that included a bay acclaimed for oysters. Kevin Spear,, "Race to save 3 Florida treasures: Time running out for Apalachicola River, Ocklawaha River and Shark River Slough | Part 1 of Special Series," 9 Dec. 2020 The prosecutor said Hampton was chasing Matthews, who earlier that day was caught on video stealing a Red Bull energy drink from a gas station. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Dearborn police officer who shot a suspect takes his own life, chief calls death 'tragic'," 3 Dec. 2020 Earlier this fall, the majority of Broward’s nine commissioners voted for the energy drink company to build after Bang Energy told them its annual employee median salary level would be $62,400 — which was far higher than Amazon’s salary of $31,200. Lisa J. Huriash,, "Amazon is growing fast across South Florida. It wants to build even more.," 1 Dec. 2020 The company has occasionally experimented with the brand, for example trying a Tab energy drink in 2005, but Tab’s scale hasn’t warranted any marketing spending since 2008, a Coca-Cola spokeswoman said. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "Tab, Coca-Cola’s Diet-Soda Pioneer and a ’70s Icon, Is Going Away," 16 Oct. 2020 The man responded by throwing a can of Red Bull energy drink at the woman’s face. cleveland, "Road rage leads man, at traffic light, to throw can of Red Bull at woman’s face: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 9 Oct. 2020 However, things started to look promising the following year, when Toro Rosso (now Alpha Tauri)—one of the two teams owned by the energy drink maker Red Bull—swapped engine suppliers. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Honda shocks F1, says it will quit the sport after 2021," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of energy drink

1904, in the meaning defined above

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4 Mar 2021

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“Energy drink.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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