verb (used with object), lu·bri·cat·ed, lu·bri·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), lu·bri·cat·ed, lu·bri·cat·ing.
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The downside of this conception was that he often rejected the oily give-and-take that lubricates a system of opposite and rival interests.The case for Jimmy Carter as a ‘consequential’ president|Russell L. Riley|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
The bright lights, big-name speakers and photo booths were there to lubricate deals for companies, not delight customers.B2B events were broken before the pandemic, their online reinvention is creating positive change|Hubspot|September 20, 2020|Digiday
He then shoves it up his ass, which is usually pre-lubricated, since we were all strip-searched on the way out.This Anti-Heroin Drug Is Now King of the Jailhouse Drug Trade|Daniel Genis|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I remember the lubricated side against me, not against her, sliding back and forth.
Inside the reception proper, the ballroom crowd was thinner if equally well lubricated.Partying With the Senate Democrats: The Party’s Newest Stars|Michelle Cottle|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That was the entirety of his praise for the man he previously called a “perfectly lubricated weathervane.”Jon Huntsman’s Irrelevant Exit From the Republican Race|Michelle Goldberg|January 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He was aware of the muscles pulling and relaxing as the kelit ran, and the long bones sliding in their lubricated joints.Insidekick|Jesse Franklin Bone
This should be oiled occasionally in its whole length, so that each joint is properly lubricated.The Sportswoman's Library, v. 2|Various
The breaker lever should be lubricated every 1,000 miles with a drop of light oil, applied with a tooth-pick.
The cylinder walls and wrist pins are lubricated by oil spray thrown from the lower end of connecting rod bearings.
The parts of the motor that are lubricated by an independent feed line in this manner may vary with different motors.The Gasoline Motor|Harold Whiting Slauson