from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the caffeine removed: decaffeinated coffee; decaffeinated soft drinks.

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  • adj. From which caffeine has been removed (e.g. decaffeinated coffee).


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  • While all decaf will have some caffeine, there are no laws that dictate how much caffeine is allowed in decaffeinated coffee.

    How Much Caffeine Is In Your Decaffeinated Coffee? - The Consumerist

  • Is it the caffeine that's really bad for me, or are there other things that are left in decaffeinated coffee that are going to do me harm?

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  • Globish was his name for the kind of English they were using: a "decaffeinated" version without complexity or cultural baggage.

    Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language by Robert McCrum

  • Except, she discovered, that it wasn’t something called decaffeinated, so they drank very little.

    Naked Cruelty

  • In many ways, the same dynamic happens in our worship, leading to what we might call decaffeinated worship, worship without worship. at Northern) writes about the problem of decaffeinated belief in his thesis proposal.

    Reclaiming the Mission

  • One thing I found interesting is that decaffeinated coffee offers virtually the same protective benefits as regular coffee.

    Priya Malhotra: Does Coffee Reduce Cancer Risk?

  • And for one shining moment in American politics, one and all gladly checked their partisan passions at the door, in deference to this decaffeinated altar of reasoned reflection.

    Jeffrey Abelson: The UnConvention

  • Lunch had been cleared, decaffeinated coffee, hot water, tea bags, and trays of cookies placed on the tables.


  • Even men who drank less coffee — one to three cups a day — had a 30% lower risk of developing lethal prostate cancer, and reductions in risk were observed whether the men drank caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee, Wilson's group added.

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  • Known for its high mineral content, ample antioxidant count and digestive benefits, it's a naturally decaffeinated beverage with an earthy sweetness complemented, we think, by almond milk.

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