relubricate

verb

re·​lu·​bri·​cate (ˌ)rē-ˈlü-brə-ˌkāt How to pronounce relubricate (audio)
relubricated; relubricating

transitive verb

: to lubricate (something) again
relubricate a squeaky wheel
relubrication noun
plural relubrications
a gear needing relubrication

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of relubricate was in 1903

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“Relubricate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relubricate. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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