lubricant, lubricator, lubricating substance, lube(noun)
a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
A substance used to reduce friction between objects or surfaces.
that which lubricates; specifically, a substance, as oil, grease, plumbago, etc., used for reducing the friction of the working parts of machinery
Origin: [L. lubricans, p. pr. of lubricare, See Lubricate.]
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.
The numerical value of lubricant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of lubricant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Love is the lubricant required in life.... everyone can do without it, but life seems smoother at times with it.
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.
Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations. Class never makes excuses. It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes. Class bespeaks an aristocracy unrelated to ancestors or money. Some extremely wealthy people have no class at all, while others who are struggling to make ends meet are loaded with it. Class is real. You can't fake it. Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down. Class is already up and need not attempt to look better by making others look worse. Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because he is comfortable with himself. If you have class, you've got it made. If you don't have class, no matter what else you have, it won't make up for it.
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- mazivo, mazadloCzech
- Schmierstoff, Gleitmittel, Schmiermittel, SchmiereGerman
- lubricante, lubrificanteSpanish
- liukuvoide, liukastin, liukaste, liukkari, voiteluaine, liukastusaineFinnish
- kenőolaj, kenőanyagHungarian
- pelumas, minyak pelumasIndonesian
- gel, glijmiddel, smeermiddelDutch
- bee nidiltoʼíNavajo, Navaho
- смазка, смазочный материал, смазочныйRussian
- glidmedel, smörjmedel, glid, smSwedish
- kayganlaştırıcı, yağlayıcı maddeTurkish
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