lubricity

lubricity
lubricity late 15c., "lasciviousness," from M.Fr. lubricité or directly from L. lubricitatem (nom. lubricitas), from lubricus "slippery" (see LUBRICANT (Cf. lubricant) (adj.)). Sense of "oiliness, smoothness" is from 1540s; figurative sense of "shiftiness" is from 1610s.

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  • lubricity — /looh bris i tee/, n., pl. lubricities. 1. oily smoothness, as of a surface; slipperiness. 2. ability to lubricate; capacity for lubrication: the wonderful lubricity of this new oil. 3. instability; shiftiness; fleeting nature: the lubricity of… …   Universalium

  • lubricity — noun /luːˈbɹɪsɪti/ a) Slipperiness, oiliness. Though her lubricity made it redundant, Anthea passed him the oil to caress her thighs. b) Evasiveness, shiftiness …   Wiktionary

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  • lubricity — lubricious (also lubricous) ► ADJECTIVE 1) lewd. 2) smooth and slippery with oil or grease. DERIVATIVES lubriciously adverb lubricity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • lubricity — noun (plural ties) Date: 15th century the property or state of being lubricious; also the capacity for reducing friction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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