- lubitsch, ernst,
Origin of lubricant
Examples from the Web for lubricant
A tube of lubricant also flew into the stalls as a duvet was swiftly scooped up.New York’s Naughtiest Show (Maybe Avoid the Front Row)|Tim Teeman|January 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Credit is the lubricant that moves the machinery of global commerce.Government Shuts Down and Private Sector Feels the Pain, Too|Daniel Gross|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And researchers in Australia are currently working on a study of lubricant use among breast-cancer survivors.
Language like that is a lubricant to the calamity all around us.
It is largely employed as a lubricant for machinery, for which purpose, however, it is very inferior.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
The lubricant used by this company is composed of one part “aqualine” and 20 parts water.Turning and Boring|Franklin D. Jones
It had been loaded several years, and the lubricant was hard, and in many cases partially detached from the bullet.The Modern American Pistol and Revolver|A. C. Gould
At least three-quarters of the surface of the bullet should project above the lubricant.Pistol and Revolver Shooting|A. L. A. Himmelwright
This is meant to furnish a lubricant for the large intestine.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Word Origin for lubricant
1828, probably from lubricant (adj.), or from Latin lubricantem.
"reducing friction," 1809, from Latin lubricantem (nominative lubricans), present participle of lubricare "to make slippery or smooth," from lubricus "slippery; easily moved, sliding, gliding;" figuratively "uncertain, hazardous, dangerous; seductive," from PIE *sleubh- "to slip, slide" (see sleeve).