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guarana

[gwahr-uh-nah, gwahr-uh-nah] /ˌgwɑr əˈnɑ, ˈgwɑr əˌnɑ/
noun
1.
a woody, climbing shrub Paullinia cupana, of the soapberry family, growing in parts of South America, having seeds that contain caffeine and are used in soft drinks.
2.
a drink containing extract of guarana seed.
Origin of guarana
1860-1865
1860-65; (< Portuguese) < Tupi
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  • guarana, in particular, can substantially increase the total caffeine in an energy drink.
  • Allow me to translate: the caffeine, guarana and taurine make it so that you're less aware you're drunk, so you get more drunk.

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