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verb [transitive] lubricate pronunciation in British English /ˈluːbrɪkeɪt/
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present tense
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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 lubricate pronunciation in British English /ˌluːbrɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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