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A semisolid lubricating agent that was originally obtained from animal fat (lard) or raw wool (lanolin). Synthetic greases are prepared from hydrocarbon and silicone compounds.

Synonyms and Related Terms

grasa (Esp.); graisse (Fr.); grasso (It)

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 468
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998