Lubricity Lu*bric"i*ty, n. [L. lubricitas: cf. F. lubricit['e].] [1913 Webster] 1. Smoothness; freedom from friction; also, property which diminishes friction; as, the lubricity of oil. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

2. Slipperiness; instability; as, the lubricity of fortune. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

3. Lasciviousness; propensity to lewdness; lewdness; lechery; incontinency. --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster]

As if wantonness and lubricity were essential to that poem. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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