Meaning of lubrication in English:


Pronunciation /luːbrɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/

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mass noun
  • 1The action of applying a substance such as oil or grease to an engine or component so as to minimize friction and allow smooth movement.

    ‘instruments with moving parts may require lubrication’
    • ‘Consult your manual, because some machines don't require lubrication.’
    • ‘There is some evidence both gearboxes were affected by lack of lubrication.’
    • ‘I had contemplated trying to fix the wheel with some lubrication.’
    • ‘Following the complications in the lubrication process of the steel column bases, plywood shoe detail will be considered for future phases.’
    • ‘Most self-propelled systems have numerous moving parts that require lubrication.’
    • ‘Rather like an engine that needs lubrication, I use a kind of cognitive juice.’
    • ‘The pumping of pistons in a car engine firing up and down thousands of times per minute relies on heavy-duty lubrication.’
    • ‘Check your owner's manual and perform the recommended preseason lubrication and service on your tractors.’
    • ‘Fuel and lubrication were calculated at $1.26 per gallon of diesel fuel plus 20 percent for engine oil, filter, and labor.’
    • ‘In view of the relatively recent renewal of the main bearing shells, the likely cause of the bearing failure is inadequate lubrication.’
    1. 1.1The action of making a process run smoothly.
      • ‘banks provide the necessary financial lubrication for any economy to grow’
    2. 1.2 informal The process of making people convivial through drinking alcohol.
      • ‘a good time to talk with some beer for social lubrication’
      • ‘people sitting putting the world to rights after more than sufficient lubrication’