self-lubricating

adjective
self-lu·​bri·​cat·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈlü-brə-ˌkā-tiŋ How to pronounce self-lubricating (audio) \

Definition of self-lubricating

: having or relating to the ability to provide its own lubricant Self-lubricating bearings work by having lubricant impregnated within the sliding layer of the bearing. … As the bearing operates, the lubricant is released through pores in the sliding layer, lubricating the bearing surface.ggbearings.com a material with self-lubricating properties

First Known Use of self-lubricating

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-lubricating was in 1842

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“Self-lubricating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-lubricating. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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