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juice

juice / joōs/ • n. the liquid obtained from or present in fruit or vegetables: add the juice of a lemon. ∎  a drink made from such a liquid: a carton of orange juice. ∎  (juices) fluid secreted by the body, esp. in the stomach to help digest food. ∎  (juices) the liquid that comes from meat or other food when cooked. ∎ inf. electrical energy: the batteries have run out of juice. ∎ inf. gasoline: he ran out of juice on the last lap. ∎ inf. alcoholic drink. ∎  (juices) a person's vitality or creative faculties: it saps the creative juices. • v. [tr.] 1. extract the juice from (fruit or vegetables): juice one orange at a time. 2. (juice something up) inf. liven something up: they juiced it up with some love interest. 3. [as adj.] (juiced) inf. drunk. DERIVATIVES: juice·less adj.ORIGIN: Middle English: via Old French from Latin jus ‘broth, vegetable juice.’

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