[[t]diˈkæf əˌneɪt, -ˈkæf i ə-[/t]] v. t. -at•ed, -at•ing
to remove caffeine from
Etymology: 1925–30 de•caf`fein•a′tion, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • decaffeinate — de·caf·fein·ate …   English syllables

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