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lubricated

1. slang Inebriated with alcohol to some degree, especially resulting in being in very good spirits. Sam just kept ordering bottles of wine, so we were both pretty lubricated by the time we finished lunch.
2. slang Facilitated to transpire or function more easily. In all my years of experience in this job, money is still the very best thing to make sure a business deal is well lubricated. We sent over our best team to make sure the merger transition would be as lubricated as possible.

lubricated

mod. alcohol intoxicated. He’s not fit to talk to until he’s lubricated a bit.
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These aerosols are designed to lubricate hard-to-reach nuts and bolts in a food manufacturing operation to keep things running smoothly.
The Lambda self-lube design is also able to lubricate not only between chain and bushing but also between bushing and roller.
The general practice is to lubricate appropriate locations during the shutdown of a die to ensure protection from freeze-up.
Regularly, and you know how often that is for the conditions in your area, you must lubricate door hinges, vent hinges, ventilating fans and door latches.
Melosh is currently trying to measure the amount of acoustic energy generated in laboratory experiments to see whether the vibrations are strong enough to lubricate the slide.
Emralon products use fluoropolymers as their functional pigment and are developed to lubricate lightly loaded parts and provide non-stick properties for o-rings and metal shafts.