Definition of decaffeinate in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˈkafəˌnāt/


[with object]
Remove most or all of the caffeine from (coffee or tea): there are different ways to decaffeinate coffee
More example sentences
  • 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/
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: de·caf·fein·ate

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