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v. drank (drăngk), drunk (drŭngk), drink·ing, drinks
1. To take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid).
2. To swallow the liquid contents of (a vessel): drank a cup of tea.
3. To take in or soak up; absorb: drank the fresh air; spongy earth that drank up the rain.
4. To take in eagerly through the senses or intellect: drank in the beauty of the day.
a. To give or make (a toast).
b. To toast (a person or an occasion, for example): We'll drink your health.
6. To bring to a specific state by drinking alcoholic beverages: drank our sorrows away.
1. To swallow liquid: drank noisily; drink from a goblet.
2. To drink alcoholic beverages: They only drink socially.
3. To salute a person or an occasion with a toast: We will drink to your continued success.
a. A liquid that is fit for drinking; a beverage.
b. An alcoholic beverage, such as a cocktail or beer.
c. Chiefly Southern US See soft drink. tonic
2. An amount of liquid swallowed: took a long drink from the fountain.
3. Liquid for drinking: The host provided food and drink.
4. Excessive or habitual indulgence in alcoholic liquor.
5. Slang A body of water; the sea: The hatch cover slid off the boat and into the drink.
drink the Kool-Aid
To become an unquestioning advocate for a group, cause, or belief.

[Middle English drinken, from Old English drincan; see dhreg- in Indo-European roots.]
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pl n
of or relating to alcoholic beverages
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The study explored the association between hydration status before exercising and exercise-enhanced cognition in older adults.
This finding was further supported by Volpe and colleagues (2009) who studied the pre-practice hydration status in 263 male and female National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)-Division I (DI) athletes and demonstrated that close to 70% were hypohydrated prior to practice.
Existing field-based research into fluid balance and hydration status in soccer players has largely focused on measuring adult athletes on a single day, and data on the fluid balance, sweat loss, and hydration status of young soccer players during training and competition is sparse (Silva et al., 2011).
Our research aimed to establish if regular coffee consumption, under normal living conditions, is detrimental to the drinker's hydration status," lead author of the study, Sophie Killer, said.
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Health care professionals are advised to optimize the patient's hydration status, blood counts and other medications to avoid dizziness or confusion.
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