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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.
A fluid naturally contained in plant or animal tissue.
A bodily secretion, especially that secreted by the glands of the stomach and intestines.
Manufactured or tampered with so as to travel longer and farther: One thing about the ball that never changes is the occasional claim that it's ''juiced up''/ When a little singles hitter like the Mets' Howard Johnson connects for a tape-measure homer, all you hear is ''The ball is juiced, it's hot'' (1980s+ Baseball)
: a juice dealer/ juice mannoun
To hit the ball hard and far; slug2: The club starts struggling a bit, so he starts trying to juice the ball (1960s+ Baseball)Related Terms