Definition of lubricate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

lubricate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈlubrəˌkeɪt//
 
lubricate somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lubricate
 
he / she / it lubricates
 
past simple lubricated
 
-ing form lubricating
 
 
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to put a lubricant on something such as the parts of a machine, to help them move smoothly synonym grease, oil
lubrication
 
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NAmE//ˌlubrəˈkeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lubricate