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 928 might not have replaced the 911 as intended, but as is typical of Porsche, the company kept developing and evolving it, squeezing every bit of juice from it. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, "The Greatest Cars of All Time: The Seventies," 30 June 2020 Stir in the yogurt, olive oil and lemon juice, and season to taste with salt and pepper. cleveland, "Here’s how to make yogurt at home. It’s easier than you think," 30 June 2020 My Prickly Pear Limeade starts with lots of lime juice (naturally) and easily transitions into a shortcut margarita. Casey Barber, Better Homes & Gardens, "Road Trip Eats: Recipes Inspired By Route 66," 26 June 2020 Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries tossed together with sugar, lemon juice and zest, cornstarch and cubed butter turns thick and jam-like after baking. Dallas News, "Pie is for summertime, too, especially this triple berry treat," 24 June 2020 Brazil is already the top exporter of soybeans, beef, chicken, sugar, coffee and orange juice. Fabiana Batista, Bloomberg.com, "Beef Is Becoming a Luxury for Millions in Brazil," 23 June 2020 Topo Chico, lime juice and tequila, all to taste, over a bunch of ice. Abigail Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle, "Ranch Water is (and should always be) your Texas summer cocktail," 22 June 2020 The 10,050 mAh battery can provide almost 24 hours of extra juice for your smartphone. Billy Cadden, Popular Science, "Portable batteries for all kinds of power needs," 16 June 2020 Sorbet – made with fruit purée or juice and sweetener. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's ice cream makers rely on pints, carryout and new flavors as an unusual summer begins," 9 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 To help juice its growth, Google temporarily required users to sign up to Google+ to perform functions on other services, such as uploading videos and posting comments on YouTube, but eventually dropped the requirement after users complained. Georgia Wells, WSJ, "RIP Google+. We Hardly Knew Ye.," 8 Oct. 2018 But allies say that day was a turning point when Trump realized the crisis could not be wished away with Twitter bluster, partisan appeals to supporters and efforts to juice the markets. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Trump finds new tone as he delivers unvarnished coronavirus message," 17 Mar. 2020 Neither Senator Elizabeth Warren nor Biden had a breakout moment many strategists thought each needed to juice their standing ahead of Tuesday’s primary. Victoria Mcgrane, BostonGlobe.com, "Democrats talk of ‘unity’ against Trump and trade small blows in N.H. debate," 7 Feb. 2020

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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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Last Updated

3 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Juice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juice. Accessed 3 Jul. 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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