Lubricant



[loo-bri-kuh nt] /ˈlu brɪ kənt/

noun
1.
a substance, as oil or grease, for lessening friction, especially in the working parts of a mechanism.
adjective
2.
capable of ; used to .
/ˈluːbrɪkənt/
noun
1.
a lubricating substance, such as oil
adjective
2.
serving to lubricate
n.

1828, probably from lubricant (adj.), or from Latin lubricantem.
adj.

“reducing friction,” 1809, from Latin lubricantem (nominative lubricans), present participle of lubricare “to make slippery or smooth,” from lubricus “slippery; easily moved, sliding, gliding;” figuratively “uncertain, hazardous, dangerous; seductive,” from PIE *sleubh- “to slip, slide” (see sleeve).

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