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lubricate

[ loo-bri-keyt ]
/ 藞lu br瑟藢ke瑟t /
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Origin of lubricate

First recorded in 1615鈥25; from Latin l奴bric膩tus, past participle of l奴bric膩re 鈥渢o make slippery.鈥 See lubric, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for lubricate

lubricate
/ (藞lu藧br瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to cover or treat with an oily or greasy substance so as to lessen friction
(tr) to make greasy, slippery, or smooth
(intr) to act as a lubricant

Derived forms of lubricate

lubrication, nounlubricational, adjectivelubricative, adjective

Word Origin for lubricate

C17: from Latin l奴bric膩re, from l奴bricus slippery
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