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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
No process modifications are needed as these additives have little effect on lubricity and processing characteristics.
Chevron HiPerCUT 9500 and Texaco Aquatex 9500 are fully synthetic, long service life, metalworking fluids with high performance lubricity additives that offer superb machining characteristics.
The polymer complex, when applied on medical devices is hydrophilic, shows improved lubricity, abrasion resistance and substrate adhesion on metallic or plastic substrates.
BioWillie biodiesel fuel can help reduce America's dependency on foreign oil, provides superior lubricity and reduces harmful emissions emitted from diesel engines.
MoldWiz INT-33VPE is entirely vegetable based and is said to enhance flow and surface lubricity without affecting secondary operations of molded parts.
It is said to provide excellent lubricity, a low coefficient of friction and superior slip/stick properties.
Field tests have shown as much as a 30% increase in the number of heats before touch-up, with no sacrifice in the lubricity or the cleanliness of the tool, according to the company.
uses bronze's natural lubricity to reduce wear and save energy, PSI says.
High lubricity also makes it difficult to control material flow.