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1. lubricate

verb. ['ˈluːbrɪˌkeɪt'] make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant.

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • break
  • abstain
  • fire

Etymology

  • lubricatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Lubricate

  • abdicate
  • adjudicate
  • advocate
  • aguacate
  • allocate
  • aluminosilicate
  • authenticate
  • bifurcate
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  • cheapskate
  • communicate
  • complicate
  • confiscate
  • dedicate
  • deprecate
  • domesticate
  • duplicate
  • educate
  • educate
  • equivocate

Example sentences of the word lubricate


1. Verb, base form
Do not lubricate the drive wheel or its belt groove.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Tears naturally lubricate the eyes so that the eyelid can move smoothly over them.

Quotes containing the word lubricate


1. Games lubricate the body and mind.
- Benjamin Franklin

2. lubricate

verb. ['ˈluːbrɪˌkeɪt'] apply a lubricant to.

Synonyms

  • lube
  • make full
  • fill up

Antonyms

  • unseal
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • lubricatus (Latin)

3. lubricate

verb. ['ˈluːbrɪˌkeɪt'] have lubricating properties.

Antonyms

  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • lubricatus (Latin)
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