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 Dunkin Donuts offers hot, decaffeinated and flavored coffee, iced coffee, bagels, donuts and muffins. Tyler Carter, Dallas News, 24 Sep. 2021 How is caffeine removed to produce decaffeinated coffee? Ella Lee, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2019 Along with a variety of regular and decaffeinated coffee beans, Phoenix also released a 2020 holiday blend for the season. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 8 Dec. 2020 These benefits held for both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 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, 4 July 2018 Stringer drinks only decaffeinated coffee now and gave up caffeine pills. San Diego Union-Tribune, 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, 21 June 2019 The apparent longevity boost was seen with instant, ground and decaffeinated, results that echo U.S. research. Lindsey Tanner,, 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of decaffeinated

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Decaffeinated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of decaffeinated

: not containing caffeine : having the caffeine removed

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