Definition of lubricant in English:

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lubricant

Pronunciation: /ˈluːbrɪk(ə)nt/

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
More example sentences
  • 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
lard, fat;
moisturizer

adjective

Lubricating: a thin lubricant film
More example sentences
  • 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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Line breaks: lu¦bri|cant

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