from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To apply a lubricant to or make slippery.
- intransitive verb To facilitate or make easier.
- intransitive verb To cause to feel cheerful and sociable by the consumption of alcohol.
- intransitive verb To act as a lubricant.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To make smooth or slippery; supply or smear with some substance, especially one of an oily or greasy nature, for the purpose of diminishing friction: as, to
lubricatethe bearings of a machine.
- In photography, to coat or smear (a print) with some glazing agent, as Castile soap dissolved in alcohol, or a compound of beeswax and Venice turpentine, as a preliminary to burnishing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To make smooth or slippery.
- transitive verb To apply a lubricant to, as oil or tallow.
- transitive verb To reduce social frictions or difficulties between people, thus making cooperation easier and joint action smoother.
- transitive verb slang To inebriate by supplying with alcoholic beverages.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To make slippery or smooth (normally to minimize friction) by applying a
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb have lubricating properties
- verb make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant
- verb apply a lubricant to
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin lūbricāre, lūbricāt-, from lūbricus, slippery; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.]
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From Latin lubricatus, past participle of lubricare ("to make slippery"), from lubricus ("slippery").
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