lubrication


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to lubrication: Hydrodynamic lubrication

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.

lu•bri•ca•tion

(ˌlu brɪˈkeɪ ʃən)
n.
1. the act of lubricating.
2. the state of being lubricated.
[1800–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lubrication - the condition of having been made smooth or slippery by the application of a lubricantlubrication - the condition of having been made smooth or slippery by the application of a lubricant
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.lubrication - an application of a lubricant to something
application, coating, covering - the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
Translations
تَزْييت، تَشْحيم
mazání
smøring
kenésolajozás
smurning
mazanie
yağlama

lubrication

[ˌluːbrɪˈkeɪʃən] N (Aut) → lubricación f, engrase m

lubrication

nSchmieren nt, → Ölen nt; (fig)reibungslose Gestaltung

lubrication

[ˌluːbrɪˈkeɪʃn] nlubrificazione f

lubricate

(ˈluːbrikeit) verb
to oil (a machine etc) to make it move more easily and smoothly.
ˌlubriˈcation noun
ˈlubricant noun
something (oil etc) which lubricates.

lubrication

n. lubrificación, lubricación.

lubrication

n lubricación f
References in periodicals archive ?
The rail lubrication systems are to be installed on both track branches from october to november 2018 after successful test operation of line 2.
By installing the FAG CONCEPT8 multipoint automatic lubrication system from Schaeffler on a large ventilation fan at its paint facility, BMW Regensburg is preventing unplanned fan downtime due to inadeguate lubrication, which would otherwise cause costly stoppages to production.
In the lubrication of bearings that are operated at high temperatures, manufacturers often have been obliged to lower expectations with regard to food safety and resort to industrial greases, Paolo Spolaore, global market manager food industry at Klber Lubrication.
Kluber Lubrication offers a comprehensive lubrication portfolio designed for the extreme challenges found in the offshore industry, helping to improve operational efficiency, increase lubrication intervals and reduce downtime.
Therefore, Kluber Lubrication offers a wide range of speciality lubricants and services for the textile industry.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 9, 2016-Boyer Petroleum, Lubrication Technologies, Moore Oil Merge
Buyer: Boyer Petroleum, Moore Oil Co, Lubrication Technologies
The video also explains how ToConceive works to help a woman produce her own natural conception lubrication.
UKPRwire, Tue Jun 02 2015] The lubrication systems market report by Transparency Market Research provides in-depth analysis of the global lubrication systems industry.
They cover the tribology of natural articular joints, sticky and slippery: interfacial forces of mucin and mucus gels, aqueous lubrication and food emulsions, aqueous lubrication in cosmetics, hydrogel friction and lubrication, aqueous lubrication with polymer brushes, the water-like lubrication of hard contacts by polyhydric alcohols, and the aqueous lubrication of ceramics.
Kluber Lubrication, which has its UK headquarters at Bradley, is unveiling its Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) in Hamburg at SMM 2014.