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Lubricate   /lˈubrɪkˌeɪt/   Listen
Lubricate

verb
1.
Have lubricating properties.
2.
Apply a lubricant to.  Synonym: lube.
3.
Make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant.






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"Lubricate" Quotes from Famous Books



... by passing the finger and thumb firmly over the outside of the teat, is more likely to cause heat and irritation in it than a steady and full grasp of the entire hand. To show that this friction causes an unpleasant feeling even to the dairymaid, she is obliged to lubricate the teat frequently with milk, and to wet it at first with water; whereas the other mode requires no such expedients. And as a further proof that stripping is a mode of milking which may give pain to the cow, it cannot be employed, when the teats are chapped, with so much ease to the ...
— Cattle and Their Diseases • Robert Jennings

... in Mr. Arnot's employ would have echoed this sentiment, could the ill luck have blighted him without reaching them. In working his employes as he did his machinery, Mr. Arnot forgot that the latter was often oiled, but that he entirely neglected to lubricate the wills of the former with occasional expressions of kindness and interest in their welfare. Thus it came to pass that even down to poor Pat M'Cabe, man of all work around the office building, all felt that their employer was a hard, driving ...
— A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century • E. P. Roe



Words linked to "Lubricate" :   alter, be, modify, fill, lubricant, make full, change, fill up, lubrication, lubricator



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