caffeinate

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Etymology[edit]

caffeine +‎ -ate.

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caffeinate (third-person singular simple present caffeinates, present participle caffeinating, simple past and past participle caffeinated)

  1. To add caffeine.
  2. (slang) To drink caffeinated beverages in order to increase energy levels in the body, enhance physical or mental performance, or simply to wake up.
    2008, Caffeinate With Care: Small Shots Do a Brain Better Than Big Blasts, Mathew Honan, Wired, 04.21.08
  3. (slang) To inject tension (usually into a situation) for the amusement of the instigator; to stir things up.
  4. (slang) To provoke (as in a person) also for the amusement of the instigator.

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