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Secondary IV • 2yr.

Hi! What is a lubricant used for in a mechanism? Can you give me an example? Thank youuu

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    Team Alloprof • 2yr.

    Hello !

    A lubricant is used to decrease the friction between two parts in a movement mechanism. The role of lubricant can be carried by a liquid, semi-liquid or solid substance.

    For example, the oil that we pour into our cars reduces the friction between engine parts.

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