lubricity


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lu·bric·i·ty

 (lo͞o-brĭs′ĭ-tē)
n.
The quality or condition of being lubricious.

[Late Latin lūbricitās, slipperiness, from Latin lūbricus, slippery; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.]

lubricity

(luːˈbrɪsɪtɪ)
n
1. formal or literary lewdness or salaciousness
2. rare smoothness or slipperiness
3. capacity to lubricate
[C15 (lewdness), C17 (slipperiness): from Old French lubricité, from Medieval Latin lubricitās, from Latin, from lūbricus slippery]

lu•bric•i•ty

(luˈbrɪs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. oily smoothness; slipperiness.
2. ability to reduce friction.
3. lewdness; lustfulness.

lubricity

lewd or lecherous behavior or attitude; lasciviousness. — lubricious, adj.
See also: Sex
the condition of being uncertain or unstable. — lubricious, adj.
See also: Chance
the state or condition of having smooth surface, as to facilitate movement against another surface with a minimum of friction. — lubricious, adj.
See also: Materials, Properties of
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lubricity - feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
amativeness, sexiness, amorousness, eroticism, erotism - the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
Translations
pouvoir lubrifiant

lubricity

[luːˈbrɪsɪtɪ] N (frm or liter) (= lewdness) → lascivia f

lubricity

n (liter: = lewdness) → Schlüpfrigkeit f
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I think that hardly less immoral than the lubricity of literature, and its celebration of the monkey and the goat in us, is the spectacle such criticism affords of the tigerish play of satire.
Yet I love facts, and hate lubricity and people without perception.
I take this evanescence and lubricity of all objects, which lets them slip through our fingers then when we clutch hardest, to be the most unhandsome part of our condition.
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It is said to provide excellent lubricity, a low coefficient of friction and superior slip/stick properties.
No process modifications are needed as these additives have little effect on lubricity and processing characteristics.
Infineum's patent, which covered the use in low sulphur diesel fuel of a combination of ester-based lubricity enhancers with EVA cold flow improvers, was granted in 2000, and had been the subject of proceedings to revoke it for more than 5 years.
A thermoplastic vulcanizate elastomer for pipe seals is said to exhibit the same processing and performance advantages over thermoset rubber as a well-established TPV, while providing enhanced lubricity for faster insertion of seals and more error-free assembly, according to the company.
The inherent smoothness and lubricity of polished hard chrome makes it much easier to clean screws, either manually or by purging.
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