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lubricant

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noun lu·bri·cant \ˈlü-bri-kənt\

Simple Definition of lubricant

  • : a substance (such as grease or oil) that causes something (such as a machine part) to be slippery and to move more smoothly

  • : something that makes it easier for people to work or talk with each other

Full Definition of lubricant

  1. 1 :  a substance (as grease) capable of reducing friction, heat, and wear when introduced as a film between solid surfaces

  2. 2 :  something that lessens or prevents friction or difficulty <a social lubricant>

lubricant adjective

Examples of lubricant

  1. The car's axles need more lubricant.

  2. using humor as a social lubricant



Circa 1828

First Known Use of lubricant

circa 1828


LUBRICANT Defined for Kids

lubricant

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noun lu·bri·cant \ˈlü-bri-kənt\

Definition of lubricant

  1. :  something (as oil or grease) that makes a surface smooth or slippery





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