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English definition of “lubricate”

lubricate

verb [T]  /ˈlu·brɪˌkeɪt/ (infml lube,  /lub/) us  
to put oil or an oily substance on or in something so that its parts move easily: to lubricate gears/machinery
lubrication
noun [U]  /ˌlu·brɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/ (infml lube,  /lub/) us  
engine lubrication
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