Lu"bri*cate(?), v. t. [L. lubricatus, p. p. of lubricare to lubricate. See Lubric.] 1. To make smooth or slippery; as, mucilaginous and saponaceous remedies lubricate the parts to which they are applied. S. Sharp.
Supples, lubricates, and keeps in play,Young.
The various movements of this nice machine.
2. To apply a lubricant to, as oil or tallow.
3. Hence: To reduce social frictions or difficulties between people, thus making cooperation easier and joint action smoother.
4. To inebriate by supplying with alcoholic beverages.
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