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  1. the natural fluid, fluid content, or liquid part that can be extracted from a plant or one of its parts, especially of a fruit: orange juice.
  2. the liquid part or contents of plant or animal substance.
  3. the natural fluids of an animal body: gastric juices.
  4. essence, strength, or vitality: He's still full of the juice of life.
  5. any extracted liquid.
  6. Slang.
    1. electricity or electric power.
    2. gasoline, fuel oil, etc., used to run an engine.
  7. Slang. alcoholic liquor.
  8. Slang.
    1. money obtained by extortion.
    2. money loaned at excessive and usually illegal interest rates.
    3. the interest rate itself.
  9. Slang.
    1. influence in the right or convenient place, especially as exerted for selfish or illegal gain.
    2. gossip or scandal.
verb (used with object), juiced, juic·ing.
  1. to extract juice from.
verb (used without object), juiced, juic·ing.
  1. Slang. to drink alcohol heavily: to go out juicing on Saturday night.
Verb Phrases
  1. juice up,
    1. to add more power, energy, or speed to; accelerate.
    2. to make exciting or spectacular: They juiced up the movie by adding some battle scenes.
    3. to strengthen; increase the effectiveness of: to juice up the nation's economy.
  1. stew in one's own juice. stew1(def 10).

Origin of juice

1250–1300; Middle English ju(i)s < Old French jus < Latin jūs broth, soup, sauce, juice
Related formsjuice·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for juice


  1. any liquid that occurs naturally in or is secreted by plant or animal tissuethe juice of an orange; digestive juices
  2. informal
    1. fuel for an engine, esp petrol
    2. electricity
    3. alcoholic drink
    1. vigour or vitality
    2. essence or fundamental nature
  3. stew in one's own juice See stew 1 (def. 10)
  1. to extract juice from (fruits or vegetables) in order to drink
Derived Formsjuiceless, adjective

Word Origin for juice

C13: from Old French jus, from Latin
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Word Origin and History for juice

c.1300, "liquid extract obtained by boiling herbs," from Old French jus "juice, sap, liquid" (13c.), from Latin ius "broth, sauce, juice," from PIE root *yeue- "to blend, mix food" (cf. Sanskrit yus- "broth," Greek zyme "a leaven," Old Church Slavonic jucha "broth, soup," Lithuanian juse "fish soup"). Meaning "liquor" is from 1828; that of "electricity" is first recorded 1896.


1630s, "to suffuse with juice," from juice (n.). Meaning "to enliven" attested by 1964; juiced "drunk" attested by 1946; in reference to steroids, by 2003. Related: Juiced; juicing.

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juice in Medicine


  1. A fluid naturally contained in plant or animal tissue.
  2. A bodily secretion, especially that secreted by the glands of the stomach and intestines.
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Idioms and Phrases with juice


In addition to the idiom beginning with juice

  • juice up

also see:

  • stew in one's own juice
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