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 These channels aren’t encouraging violence or hate, just telling viewers to consume only raw fruit, to drink copious amounts of celery juice, to avoid vegetables entirely and go carnivore, to eat nothing at all. Wired, "The Influencer Scientists Debunking Online Misinformation," 13 Nov. 2019 The loss of so many farmers and citrus cultivation could be the death the state's second-largest industry behind tourism, and one that produces more than 80% of the country's orange juice, some economists say. Darryl Fears, sun-sentinel.com, "The end of Florida orange juice? A lethal disease is devastating the state’s citrus industry," 11 Nov. 2019 College football pundits such as Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel half-joked that the committee should have put LSU No. 1 and Alabama No. 2 so there would be extra juice for Saturday’s battle between the two in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "3 takeaways from the first College Football Playoff rankings, including massive respect for Ohio State and the Big Ten," 7 Nov. 2019 Then between 2004 and 2008, as ever more articles praised the healing qualities of antioxidants in pomegranates, American consumption of pomegranate juice increased six-fold. The Economist, "What’s so super about super foods?," 1 Nov. 2019 Instead of being rewarded with an extra drop of the juice, the pressure caused his tongue to swell and get stuck in the bottle. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Under pressure: How a doctor's wine hack freed a boy's tongue stuck in a bottle," 31 Oct. 2019 There are juices with ginger and turmeric; no alcohol is allowed. New York Times, "Pairs Well With Weed," 25 Oct. 2019 And when the Belkin Pocket Power runs out of juice, just plug the battery pack into an outlet with a USB wall charger and its included micro-USB charging cable. CNN Underscored, "TSA-approved battery packs to bring on your next flight," 23 Oct. 2019 Victoria Namkung | Longreads | October 2019 | 16 minutes (4,240 words) On March 16, 1991, 15-year-old Latasha Harlins went to a local convenience store in South Los Angeles to buy a bottle of orange juice. Victoria Namkung, Longreads, "‘I Was Interested in the People Who Are Stuck With These Memories.’," 19 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Watch: The debate is a great opportunity to juice those numbers a bit (like Kamala Harris did over the Summer). Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Sunday Trail Markers: What to watch for in the Democratic debate this week," 13 Oct. 2019 Inflation Although the inflation measure most closely watched by the Fed is stuck at 1.6%, dropping rates by as much as Trump wants could juice inflation expectations, prompting businesses to raise prices and workers to demand higher wages. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Trump is pushing the Fed for a big rate cut. But would it help or hurt the economy?," 20 Aug. 2019 The eligibility criteria for September’s debate are tighter, meaning that lower-polling candidates will need to juice their scores and fundraising to keep their campaigns alive. Jennifer Epstein, Fortune, "Joe Biden Stakes Out Centrist Position on Immigration, Asylum Policy During Democratic Debate," 31 July 2019 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

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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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17 Nov 2019

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

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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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