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When you’re at a wedding reception, alcohol serves as a social lubricant.

The sad truth is that harmful content is highly engaging and serves as a lubricant for Facebook’s core business.

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A trick you can easily do to help solve this problem is to add a lubricant to the shovel, which will cause the snow to roll off easily.

The lubricants also had to work at both the extreme temperatures reached while traveling at three times the speed of sound, and at lower, cooler speeds.

Instead, the center will develop new chemical and catalytic processes for turning the waste from everyday plastics like water bottles into the building blocks for high-value products such as fuels, lubricants, and functional polymers.

Not hard to imagine what drives this number – money, the ever swelling lubricant of elective office.

A tube of lubricant also flew into the stalls as a duvet was swiftly scooped up.

Credit is the lubricant that moves the machinery of global commerce.

And researchers in Australia are currently working on a study of lubricant use among breast-cancer survivors.

Language like that is a lubricant to the calamity all around us.

The tube should be dipped in warm water just before using: the use of glycerin or other lubricant is undesirable.

The most common solid employed as a lubricant is graphite, sometimes termed “plumbago” or “black lead.”

The cylinder walls are oiled by the spray of lubricant thrown off the revolving crank-shaft by centrifugal force.

Thus it is actually upon a film of lubricant that a shaft rests, rather than upon the bearing,113 or "box," in which it turns.

Mr. Shenstone recommends a lubricant composed of camphor dissolved in turpentine for general purposes.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lubricant, such as: coating, grease, oil, silicone, wax, and null.

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