verb (used with object), lu·bri·cat·ed, lu·bri·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), lu·bri·cat·ed, lu·bri·cat·ing.
- lubitsch, ernst,
Origin of lubricate
Examples from the Web for lubrication
A good style will have the sheen communicated by lubrication from within, not the gloss of outward rubbing.Essays sthetical|George Calvert
The passage of air from A to C depends upon the grinding and lubrication of the joint at C.
The lubrication of the crank-shaft and of the two connecting-rod heads should receive every attention.Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants|R. E. Mathot
Hence in the case of lubrication the velocities of the fluid at the surfaces of the solids are those of the solid.
The British held, quite correctly, that they needed all the oil they could get for food and lubrication and nitroglycerin.Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson
Word Origin for lubricate
1640s, "act of lubricating," noun of action from lubricate (v.). Earlier were lubifraction (1540s).
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.