Lubricate

Definition of Lubricate

Lu´bri`cate
v. t.1.To make smooth or slippery; as, mucilaginous and saponaceous remedies lubricate the parts to which they are applied.
Supples, lubricates, and keeps in play,
The various movements of this nice machine.
- Young.
2.To apply a lubricant to, as oil or tallow.
3.To reduce social frictions or difficulties between people, thus making cooperation easier and joint action smoother.
4.To inebriate by supplying with alcoholic beverages.

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