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v. lu·bri·cat·ed, lu·bri·cat·ing, lu·bri·cates
1. To apply a lubricant to or make slippery: She lubricated the bike chain.
2. To facilitate or make easier: tried to lubricate the relations between ambassadors.
3. To cause to feel cheerful and sociable by the consumption of alcohol: I waited until he was lubricated to tell him the news.
To act as a lubricant.

[Latin lūbricāre, lūbricāt-, from lūbricus, slippery; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.]

lu′bri·ca′tion n.
lu′bri·ca′tive adj.


A. ADJlubricante
B. CPD lubricating oil Naceite m lubricante
References in classic literature ?
Brutus and Cassius stretched themselves on the rug to digest mushrooms and made gravies in the lubricating heat of the fire.
He roamed the smooth lawns with Claire, and sat with her on the rustic benches and talked guardedly of lubricating oil.
If the machinery of the Law could be depended on to fathom every case of suspicion, and to conduct every process of inquiry, with moderate assistance only from the lubricating influences of oil of gold, the events which fill these pages might have claimed their share of the public attention in a Court of Justice.
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Most materials, including lubricating greases, gradually deteriorate with time.
Lubricating greases basically consist of a thickener agent dispersed in mineral or synthetic oil made from petroleum.
In the pursuit of alternative mineral oils and reduction in environment pollution, the use of environmentally friendly biological origin lubricating materials are foremost promoted.
The crucial aspect in environmentally friendly lubricants is their effective lubricating action under extreme pressure conditions.
Nonpolar base oil + ZDDP form a thicker lubricating layer and formation of this layer is much faster than that with polar base oil [6].
For the MKI9, use corrosion preventive compound (MIL-PRF-16173 grade 3), NSN 8030-00-244-1293, cut 50 percent with mineral oil: or use general purpose lubricating oil (MIL-PRF-3150), NSN 9150-00-231-2356; or general purpose lubricating oil (MIL-PRF-32033), NSN 9150-00-231-9062, if it's used with vapor corrosion inhibitor (VCI).
Though Rankine-cycle engines have been designed for experimental use in automobiles, mostly to reduce pollution, they never made a mark in the automobile industry due to the problems associated with lubricating an external combustion engine without having the water and oil mix.