lubricate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lubricate make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant "lubricate the key"
    • v lubricate apply a lubricant to "lubricate my car"
    • v lubricate have lubricating properties "the liquid in this can lubricates well"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Boiled grape juice was the fluid used as a lubricant for the first contact lenses. Eugene Flick, who invented contact lenses in 1887, chose boiled grape juice over sugar water to lubricate the thick glass lenses that covered the entire eye.
    • Lubricate To apply a lubricant to, as oil or tallow.
    • Lubricate To inebriate by supplying with alcoholic beverages.
    • Lubricate 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."
    • Lubricate To reduce social frictions or difficulties between people, thus making cooperation easier and joint action smoother.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Castor Oil®™ is used as a lubricant in jet planes.
    • lubricate To make smooth or slippery; supply or smear with some substance, especially one of an oily or greasy nature, for the purpose of diminishing friction: as, to lubricate the bearings of a machine.
    • lubricate In photography, to coat or smear (a print) with some glazing agent, as Castile soap dissolved in alcohol, or a compound of beeswax and Venice turpentine, as a preliminary to burnishing.
    • lubricate Slippery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lacrimal fluid lubricates the eyes.
    • v.t Lubricate lū′bri-kāt to make smooth or slippery: to supply with oil to overcome friction
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Quotations

  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    “Comedy deflates the sense precisely so that the underlying lubricity and malice may bubble to the surface.”
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman%20Mailer
    “The desire for success lubricates secret prostitution's in the soul.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Enthusiasm is very good lubrication for the mind.”
  • Warren Bennis
    Warren Bennis
    “Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. lubricatus, p. p. of lubricare, to lubricate. See Lubric
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. lubricāre, -ātumlubricus, slippery.

Usage

In literature:

Jan found him lubricating his mouth, already full of dinner, with wine from a bottle.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
Remember, the main thing is to keep the feet clean and lubricated.
"How to Camp Out" by John M. Gould
It acts therefore as a mere mechanical lubricant.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
The lubricator is located in the cab so there is a gradual descent in the oil pipe from the lubricator to the steam chest.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
The works of our standard authors in literature abound in lubricity.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
This will lubricate the esophagus and crop.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
That is due to the duct which lubricates the eyeball.
"The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Probably the most important is the lubricating oil.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
It is also a good lubricant, being applied to cart-wheels and machinery.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
He completed and patented his first lubricating cup in 1872.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917" by Various
Soap is often useful as a lubricant to facilitate the driving of screws.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Use Vacuum Oil Co.'s Lubricating Oil.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
Another cause of oil stains is the use of mineral oils in the lubrication of cotton machinery.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
How many pots of Sabbath morning beans one of these porkers will lubricate!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
We seldom lubricate the delicate wheels of the body with the oil of gladness.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
But rural social relations are not well lubricated.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
Mistress Lubricity has taken possession of the whole city; look in every corner, and you'll be convinced.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Probably greatest need of Germany is lubricating oil for machines, etc.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
These stones should be lubricated with a mixture of olive oil and paraffin in equal parts.
"Wood-Carving" by George Jack
The advantage of this is that the pivot is accessible for lubrication and adjustment.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
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In poetry:

I'm jolly glad I haven't got a neck like a giraffe.
I'd want to tie it in a knot and shorten it by half.
or, as I wear my collars high, how laundry men would gloat!
And what a lot of beer I'd buy to lubricate my throat!
"Resignation" by Robert W Service

In news:

Royal Dutch Shell said it plans to build a plant in Indonesia that will produce lubricants for the consumer, transport, industrial and marine sectors.
Shell to Build Lubricant Plant in Indonesia.
Creative CNC's Metaflux Gleitmetall is a high performance lubricant that contains titanium.
Food-grade lubricants normally are mineral oils or are manufactured from vegetable oils.
Nye Lubricants , Inc. Get today's industrial maintenance & plant operations headlines and news.
The product being recalled is STERILE LUBRICATING JELLY manufactured by the Triad Group.
New lubricant cleans lock components, helps form protective shield against the elements.
Master Lock introduces lock lubricant .
A more efficient wind turbine that will generate even more wind driven electricity is now possible with the introduction of the new Dow UCON GL-320 lubricant , according to the company's press release.
In a recent maintenance audit, our lubrication program scored very low.
Revision of D7450 - 08 Standard Specification for Performance of Rear Axle Gear Lubricants Intended for API Category GL-5 Service.
Cobra Moto and Bel -Ray Company, Inc in August announced a strategic partnership built on a racing platform showcasing Bel -Ray's lubricants and support team that will provide backing to Cobra's Factory, National and National Plus teams.
How would you feel if you became the unofficial spokesperson for a water-based lubricant .
That too a jaw-dropping 55-gallon drum of lubricant .
CLEAN, FROM A TO Z Lubricating chains is a messy job, but somebody's got to do it.
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In science:

This is probably due to the tails providing a lubricating barrier between the smectic layers that serves to decorrelate the order within neighboring layers.
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
We discuss several applications of the effect relevant to the field of microfluidics, focusing on the creation of a nanometer-scale lubrication layer in the phase-separation process and the modification of the slip length.
Phase-separation in ion-containing mixtures in electric fields
The first one relates to the rheological behavior in systems with moving parts, that is field-controlled lubrication.
Phase-separation in ion-containing mixtures in electric fields
Provided the problem of finding bearing lubricants functional in the –80 C winter temperatures can be solved, RICE could be recommissioned as ROAST (“RICE On A STick”) in 2-3 years.
Radiowave Neutrino Detection
In another example, there was concern that changes in cycling rate would affect the distribution of lubricant on a rolling bearing surface.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
More precisly, it is used to calculate the pressure distribution in a thin layer of lubricant between two surfaces.
Existence result for stationary compressible fluids and asymptotic behavior in thin films
This equation is very much used in mechanics, for instance to describe the process of lubrication of magnetic hard discs.
Existence result for stationary compressible fluids and asymptotic behavior in thin films
In Section 4, we introduce the lubrication problem in term of thin film flow.
Existence result for stationary compressible fluids and asymptotic behavior in thin films
The main applications of this kind of behavior relate to the field of lubrication (see the Introduction).
Existence result for stationary compressible fluids and asymptotic behavior in thin films
In the studied context (for example that of lubrication), we know that the pressure depends on the thickness ε of the domain as 1/ε2 (see and the cited references).
Existence result for stationary compressible fluids and asymptotic behavior in thin films
Lin, On some compressible fluid models: Korteweg, lubrication and shallow water systems.
Existence result for stationary compressible fluids and asymptotic behavior in thin films
Jai, Existence and uniqueness for several non-linear elliptic problems arising in lubrication theory. J.
Existence result for stationary compressible fluids and asymptotic behavior in thin films
Starcevic, Rigorous justification of the Reynolds equations for gas lubrication.
Existence result for stationary compressible fluids and asymptotic behavior in thin films
Starcevic, Derivation of Reynolds equation for gas lubrication via asymptotic analysis of the compressible Navier-Stokes system.
Existence result for stationary compressible fluids and asymptotic behavior in thin films
On the theory of lubrication and its application to M.
Existence result for stationary compressible fluids and asymptotic behavior in thin films
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