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lubricate

verb [T] uk   /ˈluː.brɪ.keɪt/ us  
to use a substance such as oil to make a machine operate more easily, or to prevent something sticking or rubbing: A car engine needs to be well lubricated with oil.Lubrication
lubrication
noun [U] uk   /ˌluː.brɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ (informal lube) us  
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