soft drink

noun
a beverage that is not alcoholic or intoxicating and is usually carbonated, as root beer or ginger ale.

Origin:
1875–80

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soft drink
 
n
a nonalcoholic drink, usually cold

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Example sentences
The more ice in a cup of soft drink, the cheaper the cost will be for the
  restaurant.
The natural sweetener in your soft drink or chocolate bar could soon come from
  an unlikely source: potatoes.
They might also consider canning the stuff and selling it to the soft drink
  makers.
Some past research has suggested that soft drink consumption may have adverse
  effects on bone health.
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