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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Bubblegum flavor, Fruit Loop flavor, Motts apple juice flavor. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Vaping shops will lose in Michigan's e-cigarette ban, but is public health worth it?," 4 Sep. 2019 Toasting creates a crisp barrier so that the sauces and meat juices don’t make the bun soggy. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Science of the Perfect Burger," 1 Sep. 2019 Tea, coffee, and other beverages Tea bags, alcohol, and bottled or packaged juice are easy enough to keep on hand, but coffee requires forethought. NBC News, "What to have on hand to be ready if a natural disaster strikes," 28 Aug. 2019 The thickness this adds to smoothies or juices has been shown to suppress hunger more than thinner versions of beverages with the same calorie levels. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "7 Chia Seed Benefits, According to a Nutritionist," 27 Aug. 2019 Sometimes this valve remains open, allowing the contents of the stomach and digestive juices to flow back up into the esophagus and cause irritation, Scott Gabbard, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Cleveland Clinic, tells SELF. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Is Late-Night Snacking Really So Wrong?," 23 Aug. 2019 The orange flavoring adds citric flavors ranging from grapefruit zest to straight-up orange juice. Jay Brooks, The Mercury News, "California’s latest beer news — plus Oktoberfest fun," 21 Aug. 2019 Cloudy with a Chance of Showers, made with ginger beer, lime juice and molasses ice cubes. 1 Lake Ave., Colorado Springs, 719-623-5112, broadmoor.com Jungle Mauby Tepache, made with mauby bark, tepache, ancho chili, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "What to drink when you’re not drinking: 12 zero-proof cocktails at Colorado bars and restaurants," 20 Aug. 2019 When Gwyneth Paltrow tells her followers to stay away from nightshade vegetables and promotes juice cleanses, she’s considered a nutcase. Alex Kuczynski, Harper's BAZAAR, "Inside Silicon Valley's Dangerous New Obsession With Fasting," 17 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Meanwhile, coordinator Darrell Bevell used his mobility to juice a run game spearheaded by Marshawn Lynch. Albert Breer, SI.com, "How the Colts Are Pushing Forward Without Andrew Luck," 26 Aug. 2019 Thus a half-point drop would be a positive surprise, andwould probably juice the stock market the most. Larry Light, Fortune, "Here Are the Fed’s Four Options for a Rate Cut—and How the Market Will React to Each," 29 July 2019 Alibaba is looking to juice its growth, which has been held in check by Amazon and threatened by trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Anne D'innocenzio, chicagotribune.com, "China’s Alibaba is taking on Amazon, opening its e-commerce platform to more U.S. sellers," 23 July 2019 Sustainable single-party governance usually requires that party to win sweeping electoral majorities — not simply juice the turnout of 45 percent of the electorate. Fred Bauer, National Review, "The Fundamental Tension of the Trump Presidency," 19 July 2019 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

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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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