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 self-lubricating
The hubs of the links are bushed with bronze, and have a graphite "inlay," which makes them self-lubricating.The Romance of Modern Mechanism|Archibald Williams
The body machine is self-building or self-growing, self-lubricating and self-repairing.The New Glutton or Epicure|Horace Fletcher
Pistons and glands are packed with soapstone, or other self-lubricating packing; and no oil is required except for bearings, etc.
Presently there were mutual introductions across the fronded celery and the self-lubricating ripe olive.Local Color|Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for self-lubricating
Word Origin for lubricate
Word Origin and History for self-lubricating
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.