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Meaning of LUBRICATE

Pronunciation:  'loobru`keyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant; "lubricate the key"
  2. [v]  apply a lubricant to; "lubricate my car"
  3. [v]  have lubricating properties; "the liquid in this can lubricates well"

LUBRICATE is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: lube
 See Also: alter, be, change, fill, fill up, make full



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lu"bri*cate\, v. t. [L. lubricatus, p. p. of
lubricare to lubricate. See {Lubric}.]
1. To make smooth or slippery; as, mucilaginous and
   saponaceous remedies lubricate the parts to which they are
   applied. --S. Sharp.

         Supples, lubricates, and keeps in play, The various
         movements of this nice machine.       --Young.

2. To apply a lubricant to, as oil or tallow.

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