What does lubricate mean?

Definitions for lubricateˈlu brɪˌkeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lubricate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lubricate(verb)

    have lubricating properties

    "the liquid in this can lubricates well"

  2. lubricate, lube(verb)

    apply a lubricant to

    "lubricate my car"

  3. lubricate(verb)

    make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant

    "lubricate the key"


  1. Lubricate(v. t.)

    Hence: To reduce social frictions or difficulties between people, thus making cooperation easier and joint action smoother.

  2. Origin: [L. lubricatus, p. p. of lubricare to lubricate. See Lubric.]


  1. lubricate(Verb)

    To make slippery or smooth (normally to minimize friction) by applying a lubricant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lubricate(verb)

    to make smooth or slippery; as, mucilaginous and saponaceous remedies lubricate the parts to which they are applied

  2. Lubricate(verb)

    to apply a lubricant to, as oil or tallow

  3. Origin: [L. lubricatus, p. p. of lubricare to lubricate. See Lubric.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lubricate

    lū′bri-kāt, v.t. to make smooth or slippery: to supply with oil to overcome friction.—adjs. Lū′bric, -al, Lū′bricous, slippery: lewd.—ns. Lū′bricant; Lubricā′tion.—adj. Lū′bricative.—ns. Lū′bricator; Lubricity (lū-bris′i-ti), slipperiness: smoothness: instability: lewdness; Lubrifac′tion. [L. lubricāre, -ātumlubricus, slippery.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lubricate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lubricate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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