Definitions

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

  • noun A substance, such as grease or oil, that reduces friction when applied as a surface coating to moving parts.
  • noun A slippery liquid, gel, or oil that is used to reduce friction on or soreness of body tissue.
  • noun One that facilitates conversation or cooperation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lubricating.
  • noun Any natural or artificial material that may be used to lubricate the rubbing surfaces of machinery, in order to lessen their friction upon each other.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Lubricating.
  • noun That which lubricates; specifically, a substance, as oil, grease, graphite, etc., used for reducing the friction of the working parts of machinery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A substance used to reduce friction between objects or surfaces.

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

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Examples

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  • The conditions of pressure which may lead to solid friction in the machine here automatically call the lubricant into existence.

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