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 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun If the time calls for a more non-traditional route, add grapefruit juice instead. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 23 July 2021 One popular claim bestows its invention to a Dallas socialite, who mixed together tequila, Cointreau and lime juice for her friends in Acapulco, Mexico, circa 1948. Kevin Gray, Dallas News, 23 July 2021 Members from the orthodox synagogue up the street were setting up tables with coffee, juice, a kosher breakfast spread with fruit and bagels for everyone. Romina Ruiz-goiriena, USA TODAY, 22 July 2021 The central conceit of Old has so much juice, and Shyamalan gets to explore so many fun—if sadistic—avenues over the course of one very long day. David Sims, The Atlantic, 22 July 2021 Into large bowl, from lemon, grate 1/2 teaspoon zest and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice. Katie Lee, Good Housekeeping, 21 July 2021 Tzikas runs the Kivotos Cafe, where Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo used to grab a sandwich and juice box on his way to basketball practice as a teenager, in Sepolia, an old factory town that's long been part of greater Athens. Derek Gatopoulos And Theodora Tongas, Star Tribune, 21 July 2021 Jesus tastes like low-sodium saltines and Welch’s grape juice and was probably into carbs. Venita Blackburn, Harper's Magazine, 20 July 2021 Clean plastic apple juice bottles go into one bin, food scraps into another. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, 20 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In many senses, this was a proactive decision that wasn’t driven by a crisis per say, but rather to juice the domestic economy. Roger Huang, Forbes, 27 June 2021 Keep reading to learn about the types of juicers that can juice carrots and their features. Ana Sanchez, chicagotribune.com, 1 Apr. 2021 Several forces are coalescing to juice the economy and labor market, leading analysts to forecast record job gains of 7 million to 8 million jobs this year. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 2 July 2021 As the flaws of the four-team model have revealed themselves to us since its debut in 2014, playoff expansion not only makes sense but was pretty much an imperative to juice more interest in the sport. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 10 June 2021 The family and friends were worried the nameless seller was trying to juice the price. Ben Kesling, WSJ, 28 May 2021 The report will further juice an already tense atmosphere in Washington as divisions are hardening after Biden's first 100 days in office. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 10 May 2021 The appearance was a bid to juice low ratings during the 1995-1996 season. Washington Post, 7 May 2021 These influencers knew their likes were fake; Bilton bought them from a bot farm to juice their engagement numbers. Arielle Pardes, Wired, 28 May 2021

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

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“Juice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juice. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for juice

juice

noun

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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