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Origin of lubric
1480–90; < Latin lūbricus slippery, smooth, Medieval Latin: lewd
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"smooth, slippery," late 15c., also "lascivious, wanton," from Middle French lubrique (15c.) or directly from Latin lubricus "slippery" (see lubricant (adj.)). Related: Lubrical.
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