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v. lu·bri·cat·ed, lu·bri·cat·ing, lu·bri·cates
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.
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.
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(ˌlu brɪˈkeɪ ʃən)
1. the act of lubricating.
2. the state of being lubricated.
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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";
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تَزْييت، تَشْحيم


[ˌluːbrɪˈkeɪʃən] N (Aut) → lubricación f, engrase m
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nSchmieren nt, → Ölen nt; (fig)reibungslose Gestaltung
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[ˌluːbrɪˈkeɪʃn] nlubrificazione f
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(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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n. lubrificación, lubricación.
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n lubricación f
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