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 Cut the lemon into 2 pieces and insert them into the bird, gently squeezing to release their juice. Washington Post, "This whole herb-roasted chicken with Hasselback potatoes is a holiday-ready sheet-pan dinner," 10 Nov. 2020 The game between the Bulldogs and Gators is always big, but this year's contest, slated to start at 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS) in Jacksonville, Florida, has extra juice. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, "'We got to focus on the really important things': Georgia election official jokes about importance of Bulldogs football," 7 Nov. 2020 And just like my green detox juice, clean beauty products can get expensive. Talia Gutierrez, Glamour, "The Best Clean Beauty Deals From Credo's Friends and Family Sale," 23 Oct. 2020 Already this year, the company has closed its Odwalla juice and smoothie business and has begun winding down its Zico coconut water. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "Tab, Coca-Cola’s Diet-Soda Pioneer and a ’70s Icon, Is Going Away," 16 Oct. 2020 My husband uses a spray that has apple juice and sugar in it. Tess Garcia, Southern Living, "Already Thinking About Thanksgiving? This All-Clad Roaster Is $130 Off Right Now," 5 Oct. 2020 So as long as the Buckeyes (vs. Nebraska) and Nittany Lions (at Indiana) don’t slip up in week one, the Big Ten’s early showcase game might have a little extra juice. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Where is Ohio State football on Nathan Baird’s Associated Press Top 25 ballot? College rankings," 4 Oct. 2020 Passengers on longer flights receive Biscoff cookies or pretzels plus water and canned soft drinks or juice. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "United is bringing back food, beer and wine. Here's what is (and isn't) on the pandemic menu at US airlines," 9 Nov. 2020 Fresh orange juice balances spicy ginger, salty soy sauce and miso. Washington Post, "Harness the bright sweetness of oranges in these 7 recipes," 9 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The argument is that the government should juice the economy by any means necessary so demand is strong enough to pull people into work. Matthew Boesler, Bloomberg.com, "Run-It-Hot Wins Argument Over How to Get Americans Back to Work," 15 Nov. 2020 That will help juice their profits over the long run, in more ways than one. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, "How Walmart, Kroger Plan to Become Advertising Giants," 13 Nov. 2020 Biden wants to juice U.S. manufacturing by directing $400 billion of federal government purchases to domestic companies (part of that for buying pandemic supplies) over a four-year term. chicagotribune.com, "Biden looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies," 8 Nov. 2020 Prior to its possible Louisiana landfall, the warm water of the Gulf is forecast to juice Zeta up to Category 2 strength with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "Hurricane Zeta gains strength as it jogs toward storm-beaten Louisiana," 28 Oct. 2020 That stock-market edge comes despite a recent Goldman Sachs report that finds that a Democrat majority in the White House and Congress is more likely to juice the U.S. and global economy in 2021. Fortune, "Poll: Investors have a preferred candidate in the 2020 election," 26 Oct. 2020 Many of these dark patterns are used to juice metrics that indicate success, like user growth or time spent. Arielle Pardes, Wired, "How Facebook and Other Sites Manipulate Your Privacy Choices," 12 Aug. 2020 As this year’s recession begins to fade, regulatory reform is an obvious choice for those who want to juice the economy without blowing a hole in the budget. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of September 14," 18 Sep. 2020 The President knows this—his strategy has not been to run a national campaign but to again try to juice the margins in a few key swing states. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, "Joe Biden’s Pitch to the Doubters," 18 Sep. 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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Time Traveler for juice

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

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Last Updated

24 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

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