Definitions for lubricantˈlu brɪ kənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lu•bri•cantˈlu brɪ kənt(n.)

  1. a substance, as oil or grease, for lessening friction, esp. in a mechanism.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. something that increases ease of functioning.

  3. (adj.)capable of or used in lubricating.

Princeton's WordNet

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. lubricant(Noun)

    A substance used to reduce friction between objects or surfaces.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lubricant(adj)

    lubricating

  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

Freebase

  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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

lubricant(noun)

something (oil etc) which lubricates.

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