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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To lubricate (a car's joints, for example).
  • n. A lubricant, especially one applied to machinery: silicone lube.

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  • n. lubricant
  • v. to lubricate

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
  • v. apply a lubricant to

Etymologies

Shortening and alteration of lubricant and lubricate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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