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lu·bri·cate

 (lo͞o′brĭ-kāt′)
v. lu·bri·cat·ed, lu·bri·cat·ing, lu·bri·cates
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
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.
Translations

lubricating

[ˈluːbrɪkeɪtɪŋ]
A. ADJlubricante
B. CPD lubricating oil Naceite m lubricante
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