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Lubricants are substances used to minimize the friction and wear of moving parts. Additionally, they can serve to distribute heat, remove contaminants, and improve the efficiency and lifetime of mechanical systems. Lubricants can generally be categorized as liquid, solid, or gaseous. Liquid lubricants consist of base oils such as natural oils, mineral (petroleum) oils, and synthetic oils with combinations of additives that further enhance the properties of the lubricants. Solid or dry lubricants are generally powders or semisolids in the form of a grease or solid–liquid suspension. Gaseous lubricants have a much lower viscosity than liquid or solid lubricants and utilize gasses such as air under pressure.