Definition of 'lubricant'
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Humour is a social lubricant which can help to forge relationships and strengthen existing ones. MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)The ancient social lubricant of alcohol and drugs was adopted enthusiastically by the Western world. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Don't be afraid to use lubricant in industrial quantities. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The commonest lubricant is oil, used in all car engines to reduce friction and wear. Technology Basic Facts (1990)Zinc oxide is the body's natural lip lubricant. The Sun (2010)A small dose of inflation acts as an economic lubricant. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Modest and stable inflation acts as an economic lubricant, it gets consumers to spend and businesses to invest in anticipation of future demand. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That's why drinks are used as a social lubricant - to put people at their ease. Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)In the absence of a profit drive, this is a simple but effective social lubricant, helping to avoid hardship caused by unexpected expenses. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A dose of modestly positive and stable inflation acts as an economic lubricant, encouraging consumers to spend and businesses to invest in anticipation of that demand. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'lubricant'
British English: lubricant NOUN
A lubricant is a substance which you put on the surfaces or parts of something, especially something mechanical, to make the parts move smoothly.
Its nozzle was smeared with some kind of lubricant.
Definition of lubricant from the Collins English Dictionary
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