lubricant


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lu·bri·cant

 (lo͞o′brĭ-kənt)
n.
1. A substance, such as grease or oil, that reduces friction when applied as a surface coating to moving parts.
2. A slippery liquid, gel, or oil that is used to reduce friction on or soreness of body tissue.
3. One that facilitates conversation or cooperation: saw coffee as a social lubricant.

lu′bri·cant adj.
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lubricant

(ˈluːbrɪkənt)
n
a lubricating substance, such as oil
adj
serving to lubricate
[C19: from Latin lūbricāns, present participle of lūbricāre. See lubricate]
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lu•bri•cant

(ˈlu brɪ kənt)

n.
1. a substance, as oil or grease, for lessening friction, esp. in a mechanism.
2. something that increases ease of functioning.
adj.
3. capable of or used in lubricating.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lubricant - a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slipperylubricant - a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
drilling fluid, drilling mud - a mixture of clays and chemicals and water; pumped down the drill pipe to lubricate and cool the drilling bit and to flush out the cuttings and to strengthen the sides of the hole
motor oil - oil used to lubricate the moving parts of a motor
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lubricant

noun lubricator, oil, grease industrial lubricants
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Translations
زَيْت تَشْحيم
mazadlomazivo
smøremiddel
kenõanyag
smurolía, koppafeiti
lubrifiant
mazadlo
motor yağıyağ

lubricant

[ˈluːbrɪkənt]
A. ADJlubricante
B. Nlubricante m
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lubricant

[ˈluːbrɪkənt] nlubrifiant m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

lubricant

adjSchmier-; lubricant oilSchmieröl nt
nSchmiermittel nt; (Med) → Gleitmittel nt
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lubricant

[ˈluːbrɪkənt] nlubrificante m
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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.
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lubricant

n. lubricante, agente oleaginoso que al lubricar disminuye la fricción entre dos superficies;
oil-based ______ oleaginoso;
waterbased ______ acuífero.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lubricant

adj & n lubricante m
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