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Word: lubricate

Definition: apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction


Sentences Containing 'lubricate'

Gasoline should only be used in an emergency because it does not properly lubricate the injector pump.
The drip rate must be at once sufficient to lubricate and cool the shaft and packing, but not so much as could sink an unattended boat.
Wallraven had various nicknames in the resistance movement: he was called the Olieman (the oilman) for his abilities to lubricate the friction between resistance groups.

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