Definition of lubricant in English:

lubricant

Line breaks: lu¦bri|cant
Pronunciation: /ˈluːbrɪk(ə)nt
 
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noun

  • A substance used for lubricating an engine or component, such as oil or grease: squirt in a lubricant on a regular basis [mass noun]: the pipe ends had been smeared with lubricant
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    • At times, these vehicles are found injecting tonnes of black exhausts due to run down engines and poor quality lubricants.
    • The opposite trend affected animal fat and vegetable oil exports, the export of mineral fuels and lubricants and of chemical products.
    • Specialities in this case are principally greases, metal working lubricants and solid lubricant films.
    Synonyms
    grease, oil, lubricator, lubrication, emollient, lotion, unguent; lard, fat; moisturizer

adjective

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  • Lubricating: a thin lubricant film
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    • The coating is not affected by lubricant films and can be applied as a tailor-made shim, foil gasket or as a direct coating.
    • Specialities in this case are principally greases, metal working lubricants and solid lubricant films.
    • A thorough understanding of the role of each lens care product like the cleaning solution, lubricant drops will keep lens clean and eyes healthy and comfortable.

Origin

early 19th century: from Latin lubricant- 'making slippery', from the verb lubricare (see lubricate).

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