lubrication

[ loo-bri-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌlu brɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the application of a lubricant to diminish friction: Without adequate lubrication, the machinery becomes inefficient, even dangerous.
the act of smoothing over a difficulty: Let’s avoid further trouble with a little diplomatic lubrication.
Slang. the provision or consumption of intoxicating drinks: The groom-to-be seems to have availed himself of a bit too much lubrication.

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Origin of lubrication

First recorded in 1800–10; lubric(ate) + -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM lubrication

o·ver·lu·bri·ca·tion, nounre·lu·bri·ca·tion, nounself-lu·bri·ca·tion, noun
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