verb (used with object), lu·bri·cat·ed, lu·bri·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), lu·bri·cat·ed, lu·bri·cat·ing.
Origin of lubricate
Related Words for lubricategrease, oil, anoint, smear, make, lard, smooth, slick, wax, cream, lube, tallow
Examples from the Web for lubricate
Contemporary Examples of lubricate
Beauty, fame, It Girl status, and old money (never new) all lubricate the entry process.Inside London’s Hottest Celebrity Haunt—But How Long Will Chiltern Firehouse Burn?
June 9, 2014
Historical Examples of lubricate
It will be proper to lubricate the knife with kerosene after the first mark is made.On Laboratory Arts
Lubricate the two stop-cocks with resin ointment (Fig. 137).The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
The next operation after moulding the bullets is to lubricate them.Pistol and Revolver Shooting
A. L. A. Himmelwright
In medicine, substances which are calculated to soften and lubricate the parts to which they are applied.
With silon covering to lubricate the cut, there's nothing to it.Thin Edge
Gordon Randall Garrett
Word Origin for lubricate
1620s, "to make slippery or smooth" (especially by the application of an oil), from Latin lubricatus, past participle of lubricare "to make slippery or smooth," from lubricus "slippery" (see lubricant (adj.)). Related: Lubricated; lubricating. Earlier verb was lubrify (1610s), from Medieval Latin lubrificare.