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/luˈbrɪs ɪ ti/
oily smoothness, as of a surface; slipperiness.
; capacity for
the wonderful lubricity of this new oil.
instability; shiftiness; fleeting nature:
the lubricity of fame and fortune.
lewdness; lustfulness: lasciviousness; salaciousness.
something that arouses lasciviousness, especially pornography.
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With hip-hop pushing toward the explicit, they now dispense sweet nothings as a thin cover for
The nonmetallic properties include high-thermal resistance, inertness, and
Furthermore, specification changes have been proposed to define a
and minimum aromatics requirement.
of the synthetic material was similar to that of commercial winter diesel fuel.
The nonmetallic properties include inertness, high thermal resistance, and
The impact of methyl esters of the oil verses the purified fatty acids on
will be determined over the next few months.
It provides high-level
performance, which can offset the use of conventional chlorinated additives.
However, sulfur has one good quality in fuel in that it provides
, thus reducing wear on engine parts.
The nonmetallic properties include high thermal resistance, inertness, and
Because of its corrosive effect on the metallic parts and lack of
, water was replaced by petroleum-based oil.
British Dictionary definitions for
formal or literary
) lewdness or salaciousness
) smoothness or slipperiness
capacity to lubricate
C15 (lewdness), C17 (slipperiness): from Old French
from Medieval Latin
from Latin, from
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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