Definitions for lubricator

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lu•bri•cateˈlu brɪˌkeɪt(v.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to apply an oily or greasy substance to in order to diminish friction; make slippery.

    Category: Machinery

  2. to cause to run smoother; ease:

    to lubricate relations between enemies.

  3. Slang. to provide with liquor.

    Category: Status (usage)

  4. Slang. to bribe.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  5. (v.i.)to act as a lubricant.

  6. to apply a lubricant to something.

Origin of lubricate:

1615–25; < L lūbricātus, ptp. of lūbricāre to make slippery, der. of lūbricus slippery, smooth


Princeton's WordNet

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

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


  1. lubricator(Noun)

    A device that lubricates, that applies lubricant.

  2. lubricator(Noun)

    A person employed to lubricate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lubricator(noun)

    one who, or that which, lubricates

  2. Lubricator(noun)

    a contrivance, as an oil cup, for supplying a lubricant to machinery


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