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CAFFEINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does caffeine mean? 

CAFFEINE (noun)
  The noun CAFFEINE has 1 sense:

1. a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects

  Familiarity information: CAFFEINE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CAFFEINE (noun)


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Meaning:

A bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

caffein; caffeine

Hypernyms ("caffeine" is a kind of...):

alkaloid (natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants)

Holonyms ("caffeine" is a substance of...):

coffee; java (a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans)

tea (a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water)


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