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 Iowa gained less than 200 yards of offense yet controlled No. 10 Iowa State 27-17 to take the juice out of a revved-up, sellout crowd of 61,500 at Jack Trice Stadium. Chad Leistikow, USA TODAY, 12 Sep. 2021 The juice of the first crowd at Ford Field and the competitive spirit of Dan Campbell keep it close for a bit. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, 11 Sep. 2021 Whisk the labne, if using, in a bowl and season with salt and the juice of half a lemon. Christian Reynoso, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Sep. 2021 Cans of Kin Spritzes and Lightwaves were aplenty, and guests lined up at the bar to order Open Your Hearts, an alcoholic cocktail with beet juice. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 10 Sep. 2021 And yet the conversations lack juice, and the engagement is halting and stilted. The New Yorker, 10 Sep. 2021 Schaffeld would frequently chew tobacco during practice and would inevitably get juice all over his coaching shirt and sometimes on to his players. oregonlive, 9 Sep. 2021 This will create a brine solution with the collard juice. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, 9 Sep. 2021 Luisa Martínez, 30, a worker at a juice shop in downtown Acapulco, returned to work Wednesday still jittery about the powerful quake. Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Within 48 hours of the Free Press story about the change in online reservation protocol, Ford sent the Bronco customer satisfaction fund letter to dealers to juice things up and keep folks happy. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 8 Sep. 2021 In Florida, organizers are collecting signatures for a Medicaid ballot initiative that could juice turnout for other races, including governor and U.S. senator. Gabriel T. Rubin, WSJ, 28 May 2021 What Channel 4 does to juice their deals is to run quick spots during major breaking news or sporting events. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 July 2021 Using data, stats and graphs in a colorful format can really help juice your marketing in a unsexy field. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Business groups say bringing back work search requirements will help juice the labor market and dissuade workers from waiting to return to their old employers or holding out for remote or better-paying jobs. New York Times, 16 May 2021 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

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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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14 Sep 2021

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“Juice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juice. Accessed 20 Sep. 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
: 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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