What does lubricator mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lubricant, lubricator, lubricating substance, lubenoun

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


  1. lubricatornoun

    A device that lubricates, that applies lubricant.

  2. lubricatornoun

    A person employed to lubricate.


  1. lubricator

    A lubricant (sometimes shortened to lube) is a substance that helps to reduce friction between surfaces in mutual contact, which ultimately reduces the heat generated when the surfaces move. It may also have the function of transmitting forces, transporting foreign particles, or heating or cooling the surfaces. The property of reducing friction is known as lubricity. In addition to industrial applications, lubricants are used for many other purposes. Other uses include cooking (oils and fats in use in frying pans, in baking to prevent food sticking), bioapplications on humans (e.g. lubricants for artificial joints), ultrasound examination, medical examination, and sexual intercourse. It is mainly used to reduce friction and to contribute to a better and efficient functioning of a mechanism.


  1. lubricator

    A lubricator is a device or substance that is used to reduce friction, heat, and wear between mechanical components that are in contact with each other by introducing a lubrication, which could be oil or grease. These devices can be found in various machinery and systems, often providing automatic lubrication under controlled conditions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lubricatornoun

    one who, or that which, lubricates

  2. Lubricatornoun

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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lubricator

    The oil or similar material applied to the bearings of machinery to obviate friction. Also, special preparations of the same included in cartridges for rifled fire-arms, to prevent the fouling from the burnt powder adhering to the interior of the bore.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lubricator in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lubricator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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