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lubricateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈluː.brɪ.keɪt/
to use a ​substance such as ​oil to make a ​machineoperate more ​easily, or to ​prevent something ​sticking or ​rubbing: A ​carengineneeds to be well lubricated with ​oil.
lubrication
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌluː.brɪˈkeɪ.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 ​oilysubstance on or in something so that ​itsparts 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 Spanish lubricar, engrasar…
in Vietnamese bôi trơn…
in Malaysian membubuh pelincir…
in Thai หยอดน้ำมันหล่อลื่น…
in French lubrifier…
in German schmieren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 润滑,给…加润滑油…
in Turkish yağlamak…
in Russian смазывать…
in Indonesian melumasi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潤滑,給…加潤滑油…
in Polish smarować…
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