juice

noun
\ ˈjüs How to pronounce juice (audio) \

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

juice

verb
juiced; juicing

Definition of juice (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

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Other Words from juice

Noun

juiceless \ ˈjüs-​ləs How to pronounce juiceless (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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The singer had taken matters into her own hands during quarantine by lightening her own hair with lemon juice. Chelsea Hall, Marie Claire, "Lana Del Rey Just Dyed Her Hair Champagne Blonde," 4 Aug. 2020 Make sure that the juice is worth the squeeze, and take extra time to make decisions during this transit. Venus Australis, refinery29.com, "Your Horoscope This Week," 2 Aug. 2020 Combine two parts water with one part lemon juice in a spray bottle and apply to damp hair. Dori Price, Good Housekeeping, "6 Easy Ways to Lighten Your Hair at Home Naturally," 16 July 2020 Residents have already installed more than more than 1,144 traps – water bottles filled with orange juice and cooking rice wine, according to communications officer Karla Salp. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, "'Murder hornet' mania: Hundreds of people think they've spotted the Asian giant hornet," 10 July 2020 The drink menu features three champagnes by the bottle, beers by the can or by the bottle and cocktails like the Mezcal Margarita with fresh watermelon syrup, orange liqueur and lime juice. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Goode Company Restaurants to launch Goode Bird new fried chicken to go concept," 10 July 2020 Practice portion control with these single serving packs made with real Hass avocados, cilantro and lime juice. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "15 delicious keto-friendly snacks from Amazon," 7 July 2020 With many cafés closed or only partially open, solving juice or smoothie cravings has become a DIY affair. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "45 Father's Day Gifts for the Travel-Loving Dad Stuck at Home This Summer," 5 June 2020 Mix Lemon and Olive Oil Mix 1/2 cup lemon juice and 1 teaspoon olive oil into a solution. Laura Lambert, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Clean Silver Jewelry in a Matter of Minutes," 3 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In a large bowl, juice the lemons with a citrus press. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Grilled Lemon Lemonade," 13 July 2020 To juice our now even more crippled economy, stimulus packages might do the same. Matt Simon, Wired, "How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So Perilous," 10 July 2020 This push toward suburbs with lower density and away from the shared common spaces of multifamily buildings may juice the market, said Yun. Anna Bahney, CNN, "Home sales plunged again in May," 22 June 2020 Republicans have argued that the need to juice the economy is receding, after 2.5 million jobs were created in May and the unemployment rate declined when it was expected to jump. Laura Davison, Bloomberg.com, "Jobs Rebound Spurs GOP Calls for Congress to Go Slow on Stimulus," 8 June 2020 Working from home gives the freedom to break a few old rules: morning meetings in your underwear; nip of something strong in your afternoon coffee; or maybe a phone call to juice a trade. Rochelle Toplensky, WSJ, "The Risks of Trading Places," 3 June 2020 Thanks to a TikTok video, there's a hack to easily juice a lemon by using a bamboo skewer. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "This Trendy Hack Shows How to Juice a Lemon Without a Knife," 20 May 2020 Easy cleaning and super powerful juicing make this an obvious choice for those who juice daily. Popular Science, "Juicing machines that help make fruits and vegetables tastier," 2 Apr. 2020 This eased any panic, and appears to have helped juice the stock market as an unintended side effect. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "A new theory on what shocked the overnight lending market," 9 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of juice

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for juice

Noun

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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Time Traveler for juice

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The first known use of juice was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

8 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Juice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juice. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for juice

juice

noun
How to pronounce juice (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of juice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the liquid part that can be squeezed out of vegetables and fruits
: the liquid part of meat
informal : something (such as electricity) that provides power

juice

verb

English Language Learners Definition of juice (Entry 2 of 2)

: to remove juice from (a fruit or vegetable)

juice

noun
\ 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

juice

noun
\ ˈjüs How to pronounce juice (audio) \

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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