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lubricateverb [T]

uk   /ˈluː.brɪ.keɪt/  us   /ˈluː.brə.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
noun [U] uk   /ˌluː.brɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌluː.brəˈkeɪ.ʃən/ (informal lube)
(Definition of lubricate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lubricateverb [T]

 us   /ˈlu·brɪˌkeɪt/ (infml lube,  /lub/ )
to put oil or an oily substance on or in something so that its parts move easily: to lubricate gears/machinery
lubrication
noun [U]  us   /ˌlu·brɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/ (infml lube,  /lub/ )
engine lubrication
(Definition of lubricate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lubricate”
in Vietnamese bôi trơn…
in Spanish lubricar, engrasar…
in Malaysian membubuh pelincir…
in Thai หยอดน้ำมันหล่อลื่น…
in French lubrifier…
in German schmieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潤滑,給…加潤滑油…
in Russian смазывать…
in Turkish yağlamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 润滑,给…加润滑油…
in Indonesian melumasi…
in Polish smarować…
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