juice

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noun

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 jestsSinclair Lewis
6
slang : liquor
7
slang : exorbitant interest exacted of a borrower under the threat of violence
8
slang : influence, clout
juiceless adjective

juice

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verb

juiced; juicing

transitive verb

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

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
While pan is heating, place yuzu juice, vinegar, honey, mustard, shallot, garlic and salt in a blender or food processor; process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 For Mother’s Day this weekend, all mothers who dine at any Home Eat location on Saturday or Sunday will receive a free fruit juice ($4.75 value). Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for juice 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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

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Cite this Entry

“Juice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juice. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

juice

noun
ˈjüs
1
a
: the liquid part that can be squeezed out of vegetables and fruits
orange juice
b
: the fluid part of meat
2
a
: the natural fluids (as blood, lymph, and secretions) of an animal body
b
: the liquid or moisture contained in something
3
: something (as electricity or gasoline) that supplies power
juiced
ˈjüst
adjective

Medical Definition

juice

noun
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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