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lubricant

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈluː.brɪ.kənt/ ( informal lube ) us  
a liquid such as oil that is used to make the parts of an engine move easily together, or a substance put on any surface to help it move more easily against another one
Translations of “lubricant”
in Chinese (Traditional) 潤滑油, 潤滑劑…
in Russian смазка…
in Turkish makina yağı, mekanik yağ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 润滑油, 润滑剂…
in Polish smar…
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