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verb [transitive] lubricate pronunciation in British English /ˈluːbrɪkeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theylubricate
he/she/itlubricates
present participlelubricating
past tenselubricated
past participlelubricated
  1. 1
    to put oil on the parts of a machine that move to make them move more smoothly
  2. 2
    to make it easier for something to happen

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lubrication

 lubricate pronunciation in British English /ˌluːbrɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

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a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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