juice

noun
\ˈjüs \

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 \ 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

Like an anti-sunblock, chemicals in its juices disrupt your skin’s ability to filter out harmful UV rays. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "This Giant Invasive Flower Can Give You Third-Degree Burns," 3 July 2018 The purpose is to slightly soften the fruit and bring out its juices. Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: Melissa Perello’s Summer Stone Fruit & Tomato Panzanella," 3 July 2018 Stir in the tomatoes and their juice, breaking them up with a spoon, then pour in the beef broth. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "3 Easy Summer Campfire Recipes Your Entire Family Will Enjoy," 22 June 2018 Divide between two bowls, and add lime juice to taste. Vitamix, Bon Appetit, "Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Soup with Cheesy Croutons," 11 June 2018 Roast, stirring once, until cherries release their juices, 20 to 25 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cherries Jubilee Fool Trifles," 11 June 2018 Coarsely chop the escarole and put it in a large bowl with the lemon zest and juice to taste. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "Change Memorial Day grilling lineup with charred greens, savory kebabs," 21 May 2018 Place the chickpeas in a blender or food processor along with the eggs, milk, olive oil, green onions, garlic, salt, lemon juice, cilantro, parsley, cumin, coriander and cayenne. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Falafel Waffles With Armenian Cucumber Slaw," 18 May 2018 Stir in more salt to taste, Parmesan and lemon juice to taste. Melissa Clark, charlotteobserver, "Diving into the delicious mess that is the artichoke | Charlotte Observer," 15 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 Many economists expect a pickup to 3% growth the rest of the year amid the $1.5 trillion federal tax cuts, which are expected to juice consumer and business spending, and a federal budget that boosts government outlays by about $300 billion. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Fed stands pat on rates, clears way for June hike," 2 May 2018 These firms can then juice profit margins by cutting staff. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Finance Is Killing the News," 18 Apr. 2018 Initially, that eased market fears that federal tax cuts and spending increases would juice economic growth and inflation, and spur the Fed to raise rates more rapidly. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Did inflation rev up in March? Report and Fed meeting minutes out this week could offer clues," 9 Apr. 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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Phrases Related to juice

orange juice

stew in one's own juice/juices

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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 \

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 \

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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