Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To lubricate (a car's joints, for example).
  • noun A lubricant, such as one applied to machinery.

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  • noun informal lubricant
  • verb transitive, informal to lubricate

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
  • verb apply a lubricant to

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Shortening and alteration of lubricant and lubricate.]

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