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English definition of “lubricate”

lubricate

verb [T]     /ˈluː.brɪ.keɪt/
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     /ˌluː.brɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] (informal lube)
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