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juice

noun \ ˈjüs \

Definition of juice

1 :the extractable fluid contents of cells or tissues
2 :a motivating, inspiring, or enabling force or factor
  • creative juices
3 :a medium (such as electricity or gasoline) that supplies power
4 a juices plural :the natural fluids of an animal body
b :the liquid or moisture contained in something
5 a :the inherent quality of a thing :essence
b :strength, vigor, vitality
  • pioneers … full of juice and jests
  • —Sinclair Lewis
6 slang :liquor
7 slang :exorbitant interest exacted of a borrower under the threat of violence
8 slang :influence, clout

juiceless

play \ˈjüs-ləs\ adjective

Examples of juice in a Sentence

  1. a glass of apple juice

  2. a variety of fruit juices

  3. the juice of a steak

  4. gravy made with real beef juices

  5. His camera ran out of juice because he forgot to replace the battery.

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Origin and Etymology of juice

Middle English jus, from Anglo-French, broth, juice, from Latin; akin to Old Norse ostr cheese, Greek zymē leaven, Sanskrit yūṣa broth


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juice

verb

Definition of juice

juiced; juicing
transitive verb
1 :to extract the juice of
2 :to add juice to

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First Known Use of juice

1603



JUICE Defined for English Language Learners

juice

noun

Definition of juice for English Language Learners

  • : the liquid part that can be squeezed out of vegetables and fruits

  • : the liquid part of meat

  • : something (such as electricity) that provides power


juice

verb

Definition of juice for English Language Learners

  • : to remove juice from (a fruit or vegetable)


JUICE Defined for Kids

juice

noun \ ˈjüs \

Definition of juice for Students

1 :the liquid part that can be squeezed out of vegetables and fruit
2 :the liquid part of meat

Medical Dictionary

juice

noun \ ˈjüs \

medical Definition of juice

1 :the extractable fluid contents of cells or tissues
2 a :a natural bodily fluid (as blood, lymph, or a secretion) — see gastric juice, intestinal juice, pancreatic juice
b :the liquid or moisture contained in something


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