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lubricate

verb

1 lubricate

Have lubricating properties.

Roget 332: lubricate, lubricitate; oil, grease, lather, soap; wax.   

Roget 705: be easy etc. adj.; go on smoothly, run smoothly; have full play etc. n.; go on all fours, run on all fours; obey the helm, work well.    flow with the stream, swim with the stream, ... show more

Roget 255: smooth, smoothen; plane; file; mow, shave; level, roll; macadamize; polish, burnish, calender, glaze; iron, ... show more



2 lubricate

Apply a lubricant to:
— Lubricate my car.

synonym: lube.

3 lubricate

Make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant.

Dutch: smeren


Moby thesaurus: aid, anoint, beeswax, buy, buy off, clear the way, dab, daub, drag, dress, dub, ease, embrocate, equalize, even, expedite, explain, facilitate, fix, flatten ... show more.

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