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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."
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.
The design flexibility for equipment manufacturers should be immediately apparent, Rockford said, in that the driveline can now be located almost anywhere on the equipment, including inaccessible areas, as consideration does not have to be given to service personnel being able to reach the driveline to lubricate it.
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.
The high-performance greases can be used to lubricate bearings, gears, chains and sliding mechanisms in food and beverage processing applications and are suitable for lubrication points with low-to-high loads, moderate-to-high temperatures, and moderate-to-high speed applications.
Conventional grease can solidify and lubricate unevenly, leading to scratched bearings.