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grease

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noun \ˈgrēs\

Simple Definition of grease

  • : melted animal fat

  • : an oily substance

Full Definition of grease

  1. 1 a :  rendered animal fat b :  oily matter c :  a thick lubricant

  2. 2 :  wool as it comes from the sheep retaining the natural oils or fats

grease·less play \ˈgrēs-ləs\ adjective
grease·proof play \ˈgrēs-ˈprüf\ adjective
in the grease
  1. of wool or fur :  in the natural uncleaned condition

Origin of grease

Middle English grese, from Anglo-French gresse, greisse, creisse, from Vulgar Latin *crassia, from Latin crassus fat


First Known Use: 13th century


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grease

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verb \ˈgrēs, ˈgrēz\

Simple Definition of grease

  • : to put a thin layer of grease or oil on (something)

Full Definition of grease

greasedgreas·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to smear or daub with grease

  3. 2 :  to lubricate with grease

  4. 3 :  to soil with grease

  5. 4 :  to hasten the process or progress of; also :  facilitate

grease the hand of or grease the palm of
  1. :  bribe

Examples of grease

  1. Grease the pan before you put the cake batter in.

  2. <make sure you grease the pan before you put the batter in>



14th Century

First Known Use of grease

14th century




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