lu·​bric·​i·​ty | \ lü-ˈbri-sə-tē How to pronounce lubricity (audio) \
plural lubricities

Definition of lubricity

: the property or state of being lubricious also : the capacity for reducing friction

Examples of lubricity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And although some additives make important contributions to lubrication, by themselves don't necessarily have great lubricity. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How To Pick The Right Motor Oil For Your Car," 18 Jan. 2018 The lubricity of Times Square could not have flourished without corrupt (or absent) police, and a great deal of The Deuce is dedicated to showing the many ways in which the NYPD made deals or turned a blind eye to the goings-on. Rachel Syme, New Republic, "David Simon’s Mean Streets," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of lubricity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lubricity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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