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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grease  \Grease\  (gr[=e]s),  n.  [OE.  grese,  grece,  F.  graisse 
  akin  to  gras  fat,  greasy,  fr  LL  grassus  thick,  fat,  gross, 
  L.  crassus  Cf  {Crass}.] 
  1.  Animal  fat,  as  tallow  or  lard,  especially  when  in  a  soft 
  state;  oily  or  unctuous  matter  of  any  kind 
 
  2.  (Far.)  An  inflammation  of  a  horse's  heels,  suspending  the 
  ordinary  greasy  secretion  of  the  part  and  producing 
  dryness  and  scurfiness,  followed  by  cracks,  ulceration, 
  and  fungous  excrescences. 
 
  {Grease  bush}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Grease  wood}  (below). 
 
  {Grease  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  pyralid  moth  ({Aglossa 
  pinguinalis})  whose  larva  eats  greasy  cloth,  etc 
 
  {Grease  wood}  (Bot.),  a  scraggy,  stunted,  and  somewhat 
  prickly  shrub  ({Sarcobatus  vermiculatus})  of  the  Spinach 
  family,  very  abundant  in  alkaline  valleys  from  the  upper 
  Missouri  to  California.  The  name  is  also  applied  to  other 
  plants  of  the  same  family,  as  several  species  of 
  {Atriplex}  and  {Obione}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grease  \Grease\  (gr[=e]z  or  gr[=e]s;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Greased}  (gr[=e]zd  or  gr[=e]sd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Greasing}.] 
  1.  To  smear,  anoint,  or  daub,  with  grease  or  fat;  to 
  lubricate;  as  to  grease  the  wheels  of  a  wagon. 
 
  2.  To  bribe;  to  corrupt  with  presents. 
 
  The  greased  advocate  that  grinds  the  poor.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  cheat  or  cozen;  to  overreach.  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  4.  (Far.)  To  affect  (a  horse)  with  grease,  the  disease. 
 
  {To  grease  in  the  hand},  to  corrupt  by  bribes.  --Usher. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grease 
  n  1:  a  thick  fatty  oil  (especially  one  used  to  lubricate 
  machinery)  [syn:  {lubricating  oil}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  covered  with  unclean  things  [syn:  {dirt}, 
  {filth},  {grime},  {soil},  {stain}] 
  v  1:  lubricate  with  grease 
  2:  apply  a  lubricant  to  "lubricate  my  car";  "grease  the 
  wheels"  [syn:  {lubricate}] 




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