decaffeinated

[ dee-kaf-uh-ney-tid ]
/ diˈkæf əˌneɪ tɪd /
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adjective

having part or all of the caffeine extracted: decaffeinated tea.

Origin of decaffeinated

Definition for decaffeinated (2 of 2)

decaffeinate

[ dee-kaf-uh-neyt, -kaf-ee-uh- ]
/ diˈkæf əˌneɪt, -ˈkæf i ə- /

verb (used with object), de·caf·fein·at·ed, de·caf·fein·at·ing.

to extract caffeine from: to decaffeinate coffee.

Origin of decaffeinate

First recorded in 1925–30; de- + caffein + -ate1
Related formsde·caf·fein·a·tion, nounde·caf·fein·a·tor, noun
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Examples from the Web for decaffeinated

  • As a result of this demand, a variety of decaffeinated coffees have been placed on the market.

    All About Coffee|William H. Ukers

British Dictionary definitions for decaffeinated

decaffeinate

/ (dɪˈkæfɪˌneɪt) /

verb

(tr) to remove all or part of the caffeine from (coffee, tea, etc)
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Word Origin and History for decaffeinated

decaffeinate


v.

1909 (implied in decaffeinated), from de- + caffeine + -ate (2).

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