Definitions for lubricator
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lu•bri•cateˈlu brɪˌkeɪt(v.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.
(v.t.)to apply an oily or greasy substance to in order to diminish friction; make slippery.
to cause to run smoother; ease:
to lubricate relations between enemies.
Slang. to provide with liquor.
Category: Status (usage)
Slang. to bribe.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
(v.i.)to act as a lubricant.
to apply a lubricant to something.
Origin of lubricate:
1615–25; < L lūbricātus, ptp. of lūbricāre to make slippery, der. of lūbricus slippery, smooth
lubricant, lubricator, lubricating substance, lube(noun)
a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
A device that lubricates, that applies lubricant.
A person employed to lubricate.
one who, or that which, lubricates
a contrivance, as an oil cup, for supplying a lubricant to machinery