Share this entry

Share this page


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

Definition of decaffeinate in English:


[with object] (usually as adjective decaffeinated)
Remove most or all of the caffeine from (coffee or tea): decaffeinated 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].

Words that rhyme with decaffeinate


Definition of decaffeinate in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on decaffeinate

Nearby words

More words in this category

black tea bohea brew bubble tea bush tea

Translate decaffeinate

into Spanish
Word of the day interfuse
Pronunciation: ɪntəˈfjuːz
join or mix (two or more things) together