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
Examples from the Web for lubricated
I remember the lubricated side against me, not against her, sliding back and forth.
From these is emitted a glutinous liquid, with which his long tongue is lubricated when he puts it into the ants' nests.Wanderings in South America|Charles Waterton
He had a little molasses, with which the former was lubricated, and a good strong cup of coffee was added.War from the Inside|Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Spring shackles and steering connections equipped with pressure fittings should be lubricated every 1000 miles.
British Dictionary definitions for lubricated
Word Origin for lubricate
Word Origin and History for lubricated
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.