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Today's word: lubricantˈlu brɪ kənt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word lubricant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lubricant, lubricator, lubricating substance, lube(noun)

    a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery


  1. lubricant(Noun)

    A substance used to reduce friction between objects or surfaces.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lubricant(adj)


  2. Lubricant(noun)

    that which lubricates; specifically, a substance, as oil, grease, plumbago, etc., used for reducing the friction of the working parts of machinery

  3. Origin: [L. lubricans, p. pr. of lubricare, See Lubricate.]


  1. Lubricant

    A lubricant is a substance introduced to reduce friction between moving surfaces. It may also have the function of transporting foreign particles. The property of reducing friction is known as lubricity. A good lubricant possesses the following characteristics: ⁕High boiling point ⁕Low freezing point ⁕High viscosity index ⁕Thermal stability ⁕Hydraulic Stability ⁕Demulsibility ⁕Corrosion prevention ⁕High resistance to oxidation One of the single largest applications for lubricants, in the form of motor oil, is protecting the internal combustion engines in motor vehicles and powered equipment. Typically lubricants contain 90% base oil and less than 10% additives. Vegetable oils or synthetic liquids such as hydrogenated polyolefins, esters, silicones, fluorocarbons and many others are sometimes used as base oils. Additives deliver reduced friction and wear, increased viscosity, improved viscosity index, resistance to corrosion and oxidation, aging or contamination, etc. Lubricants such as 2-cycle oil are added to fuels like gasoline which has low lubricity. Sulfur impurities in fuels also provide some lubrication properties, which has to be taken in account when switching to a low-sulfur diesel; biodiesel is a popular diesel fuel additive providing additional lubricity.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lubricant

    A greasy substance or mixture of substances placed on the surface or in the cannelures of bullets to lessen friction in the bore. Bayberry tallow, beeswax, Japan wax, stearine, graphite, soapstone, etc., are some of the substances used.

How to pronounce lubricant?

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How to say lubricant in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lubricant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lubricant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of lubricant in a Sentence

  1. Siddharth Astir:

    Love is the lubricant required in life.... everyone can do without it, but life seems smoother at times with it.

  2. Boris Johnson:

    I always thought it was extraordinary that we should agree to write that entire cheque before having a final deal. In getting a good deal, money is a great solvent and a great lubricant.

  3. Jane Fonda:

    Frankie is concerned about vaginal dryness being a problem, so she gives me her vaginal lubricant that she has made from yams and I thought it was jam and have been putting it on my toast.

  4. Nenna Joiner:

    When people get into an airport, and the plane is delayed, you gotthree or four hoursto kill, you’re going to need something. Not just a power cord – not just a sandwich. You’re going to need a vibrator, a condom, lubricant.

  5. Christie Achenbach:

    He said he had to go in, but he didn’t tell me that the way he was going to go in was not using lubricant like a doctor would. He just kept rubbing back and forth — that’s when I knew something was going on...Then he put his fingers up inside me. he’s an Olympic doctor and he should know what he is doing.

Images & Illustrations of lubricant

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