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

Stir in the lemon juice, half the dill, and the chives. Christopher Kimball, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: Three new ways to love grains," 9 July 2019 While the meatballs rest, purée the avocado, lemon juice, remaining 1 tablespoon sliced scallions, remaining half cup herbs, and 1 teaspoon salt in the same food processor used to chop the herbs. Genevieve Ko, latimes.com, "The tastiest way to use up all your herbs (and it’s not pesto)," 6 July 2019 Carley Cobin has also whipped a special Tuxedo Junction wine sauce reduced with cinnamon, sugar, and lemon juice. Shauna Stuart | Sstuart@al.com, al.com, "Wine ice cream? Corbin Farms Winery and Burnette Farms Market are making it happen," 5 July 2019 In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, curry powder, Dijon, celery, and scallion. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Coronation Chicken Salad Wraps," 2 July 2019 Green Goddess Dressing Flaky sea salt Freshly ground black pepper To make the dressing: Combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk, basil, chives, tarragon, lemon juice, garlic, anchovy, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Peach and avocado salad from new cookbook," 2 July 2019 To prepare the dressing, combine lemon juice, oil, parsley, garlic, sugar, oregano, salt, and black pepper in a small jar with a tight fitting lid and shake well. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "This nutritious grain provides cholesterol lowering fiber in this summer salad," 30 June 2019 Combine 2 cups mango chunks, a tablespoon agave or honey, and a tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice in a food processor. Claire Perez, sun-sentinel.com, "Claire’s tip of the week: Easy mango popsicles," 28 June 2019 It's packed with whey protein, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, Greek yogurt, cinnamon, honey and lemon juice to kick off her morning. Annemarie Conte, Woman's Day, "What Jennifer Lopez Does To Look Decades Younger," 27 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Any company that wanted to juice its average daily attendance allotment could switch students between the different calendars, so that the child never had any breaks. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "How does a $50 million charter scam work? Here’s what happened in California (before 11 people were indicted).," 17 June 2019 The risk is this will simply juice another bubble in the Chinese bond market, just like the one the central bank pricked in early 2017. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Why China’s Deleveraging Has Faltered," 23 Nov. 2018 Why include these unrelated federal offices in the calculation, unless the goal is to juice the Democratic average? The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Gerrymandering a State Constitution," 3 Dec. 2018 He is expected to provide a new perspective on on-track activity and could juice NBC’s viewership numbers considerably. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Dale Earnhardt Jr. ready to kick NASCAR on NBC coverage into new gear," 28 June 2018 This included two Star Wars movies and three Marvel movies, highlighting the company’s ability to take over iconic properties and juice them up further. Aaron Back, WSJ, "Why Disney Can Afford to Pay More for Fox," 20 June 2018 In the past, large banks have followed the Fed’s announcements by almost immediately unveiling plans for dividends, which can juice share prices in after-hours trading. New York Times, "Court to Rule on Mandatory Union Fees, and U.S. May Restrict Chinese Investment," 24 June 2018 Over six decades writing about the most notable criminal proceedings in Britain (the best of these essays are collected in Classic Crimes), Roughead did not need to juice his style with the seeds of anger. Sarah Weinman, The New Republic, "Arthur Conan Doyle, True Detective," 14 June 2018 Higher leverage should juice returns and increase the profits that the lenders distribute to shareholders in dividends. Aaron Back, WSJ, "These Lenders Are Cheering the Spending Bill," 23 Mar. 2018

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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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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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