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verb [transitive]     lubricate pronunciation in British English
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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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     lubrication pronunciation in British English
/ˌluːbrɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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