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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section II. Inorganic Matter
1. Solid Matter
 
332. [Absence of Friction. Prevention of Friction.] Lubrication.
 
  
NOUN:LUBRICATION, lubrification [rare], lubricity; anointment; oiling &c. v.
  smoothness [See Smoothness]; unctuousness [See Unctuousness].
  LUBRICANT, lubricator, synovia; glycerin, oil [See Oil]; saliva; lather; ointment, salve, balm, unguent, unguentum [pharm.], lenitive, unction.
  
VERB:LUBRICATE, lubricitate [obs.]; oil, grease, lather, soap; wax; anoint; salivate.
  
ADJECTIVE:LUBRICATED &c. v.; lubricous, lubricant, lubric [rare]; lenitive, synovial.
  
QUOTATION:A dinner lubricates business.—Lord Stowell—quoted by Boswell

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