lubricant

[ loo-bri-kuh nt ]
/ ˈlu brɪ kənt /

noun

a substance, as oil or grease, for lessening friction, especially in the working parts of a mechanism.

adjective

capable of lubricating; used to lubricate.

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Origin of lubricant

1815–25; < Latin lūbricant- (stem of lūbricāns), present participle of lūbricāre to make slippery. See lubric, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM lubricant

non·lu·bri·cant, nounun·lu·bri·cant, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for lubricant

lubricant
/ (ˈluːbrɪkənt) /

noun

a lubricating substance, such as oil

adjective

serving to lubricate

Word Origin for lubricant

C19: from Latin lūbricāns, present participle of lūbricāre. See lubricate
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