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n. Informal
1. Decaffeinated coffee.
2. A serving of decaffeinated coffee.

de′caf′ adj.


1. (Cookery) decaffeinated coffee
2. (Cookery) decaffeinated


1. decaffeinated coffee or tea.
2. decaffeinated.
[1980–85; by shortening]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decaf - coffee with the caffeine removed
coffee, java - a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee"


n abbr of decaffeinated (inf)Koffeinfreie(r) m (inf)


[diːˈkæf] n abbr
1. adj (fam) → decaffeinato/a
2. ndecaffeinato
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In 1999, the Federal Drug Administration of the US reported that the amounts in decaf coffee are too minute to affect health.
So if you have an anxiety disorder, irritable bowel syndrome or heart disease, or if you take certain medications, watch your consumption or opt for decaf.
ROAST & GROUND ANYTIME DECAF I really liked this decaffeinated coffee - one of a growing number now in supermarkets.
In tea, decaf is the second fastest-growing sector, worth 27m [pounds sterling] and up 10% year-on-year [IRI].
Drinking decaf can avoid the detrimental effects on blood pressure and sleep quality that can come from too much caffeine, while still possibly reducing diabetes risk.
In preliminary tests using coffee and cola, an experimental version effectively distinguished caffeinated versions of these products from their decaf counterparts, Ladenson explains.
Grower's Breakfast Blend, Plantation House Blend, Sidewalk Cafe Blend, Hazelnut Cream, Decaf Vanilla, 100% Organic French Roast, and 100% Organic Mayan Blend coffees.
According to DeCaf, when contaminated water comes in contact with MIPS, molecules of the fuel additive adhere to the polymers, removing MTBE from the water.
In 1996 Brazilian scientists began testing their 3,000 specimens in a bid to find the elusive decaf strain.
A cup of decaf could soon taste as good as freshly ground after the discovery of a new naturally caffeine-free coffee plant, it was revealed today.
Graham of the University of Guelph in Ontario and his coworkers recently tested the effect of pure caffeine, caffeinated coffee, and decaf on blood sugar in lean and obese people with and without type 2 diabetes.
Women who drank four or more cups of decaf coffee a day were at an increased risk for the disease.