from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The application of a substance (a lubricant), between moving surfaces in contact in order to reduce friction and minimize heating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of lubricating; the act of making slippery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of lubricating, or the state of being lubricated.

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

  • n. the condition of having been made smooth or slippery by the application of a lubricant
  • n. an application of a lubricant to something


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  • Humor is thus seen to have the same effect upon a body of musicians as oil applied to machinery, and musical machinery seems to need more of this kind of lubrication than almost any other variety.

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