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Definition of juice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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
4a juices plural : the natural fluids of an animal body
b : the liquid or moisture contained in something
5a : 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


juiced; juicing

Definition of juice (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to extract the juice of
2 : to add juice to

Other Words from juice


juiceless \ ˈjüs-​ləs How to pronounce juice (audio) \ adjective

Examples of juice in a Sentence

Noun a glass of apple juice a variety of fruit juices the juice of a steak gravy made with real beef juices His camera ran out of juice because he forgot to replace the battery.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Here’s a fun way to drink pomegranate juice without cutting the fruit:. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 24 Sep. 2022 This Father's Day cocktail recipe features fresh lime and grapefruit juice. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Sep. 2022 This could explain the lack of Italian beef here — what city has room in its heart to embrace two separate juice-intensive beef sandwiches? Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2022 Gently press the corn with a rubber spatula to push juice through the strainer. Ana Calderone, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2022 Beyond traditional and skinny margaritas, the cocktail program features beverages with curious names like The SOB, crafted with mezcal, lime, agave and basil; and the Naked in West Texas with sotol, herbal liqueur, Aperol and fresh lime juice. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 20 Sep. 2022 Adding the summer term, with its lower overall TV usage and relative lack of big sports events to juice audiences, meant that everyone’s numbers came down some compared to the fall-to-spring averages. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Sep. 2022 There is also a chance to juice profits by producing lower-carbon metals, Mr. Forrest said in an interview. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, 19 Sep. 2022 Friday night, the old colleagues will coach against each other for the first time when St. Mary’s takes a short trip down Revere Beach to Winthrop for a nonleague bout that carries plenty of extra juice for players, coaches, and fans. Nate Weitzer, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb What Young and his team decided to do—this aforementioned innovation—is cut off the peel and pith of the oranges, and then juice the fruit to order in a high-speed Breville juicer. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 20 Aug. 2022 In turn, all that extra investment in green technologies should juice the market, further accelerating the transition to a cleaner economy. Wired, 18 Aug. 2022 All too often, the Democratic Party and its various funding mechanisms wait until the last minute to dump money into the Black community, trying to juice voter turnout. Van Jones, CNN, 20 July 2022 The last 15 years are characterized by anemic growth, worsening inequality that is in part a byproduct of the Fed’s effort to juice economic growth, which disproportionately enriches asset owners. Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica, 5 Aug. 2022 These aren’t so much reinterpretations of Loesser’s songs—the sort of thing a pop singer does to a standard—as an effort to juice them of their thematic material and make of them one hard, shiny, lacquered surface. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 25 July 2022 And stocks may have gotten so beaten up by the end of the year that any sign of moderating inflation or hints that the Fed may be easing up on rate hikes could juice the market again. David Goldman, CNN, 21 June 2022 House Republicans refusing to recognize that a Democrat could win the White House gives them another chance to juice the #Resistance brand. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 25 May 2022 Playing up a size differential also can juice the comedy in a scene. Fawnia Soo Hoo, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of juice


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juice. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for juice


\ ˈjüs How to pronounce juice (audio) \

Kids Definition of juice

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


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Medical Definition of juice

1 : the extractable fluid contents of cells or tissues
2a : 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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