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  1. lubrication

    • IPA[luːbrɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n]

    英式

    • n.
      the action of applying a substance such as oil or grease to an engine or component so as to minimize friction and allow smooth movement;the action of making a process run smoothly
    • noun: lubrication, plural noun: lubrications

    • 釋義
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. the 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

    • 2. the action of making a process run smoothly:

      banks provide the necessary financial lubrication for any economy to grow

    • 3. 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

    • 更多解釋
    • IPA[ˌlo͞obrəˈkāSHən]
    • n.
      the 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

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