Definition of decaffeinate in English:


Syllabification: de·caf·fein·ate
Pronunciation: /dēˈkafəˌnāt


[with object] (usually as adjective decaffeinated)
  • Remove most or all of the caffeine from (coffee or tea): decaffeinated coffee
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    • The fasting group, however, were not allowed to consume anything but water or decaffeinated tea or coffee for 36 hours.
    • Either switch to decaffeinated tea or coffee or herbal infusions like vervain, mint or camomile.
    • Each of the seven decaffeinated coffees contained some caffeine, although all contained Less than 18 mg per serving.



Pronunciation: /dēˌkafəˈnāSHən/
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  • Eve replies: Total decaffeination is not an option.
  • But instead, we're going to do a little experiment in decaffeination.
  • One hypothesis is that when these women were drinking coffee when they, were younger, the decaffeination process involved chemical solvents that have been implicated in connective-tissue diseases [like rheumatoid arthritis].

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