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Chafe

Pronunciation: chāf
v. t.1.To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
[imp. & p. p. Chafed (chāft); p pr. & vb. n. Chafing.]
To rub her temples, and to chafe her skin.
- Spenser.
2.To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
3.To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.
v. i.1.To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.
Made its great boughs chafe together.
- Longfellow.
2.To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.
3.To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
n.1.Heat excited by friction.
2.Injury or wear caused by friction.
3.Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.
The cardinal in a chafe sent for him to Whitehall.
- Camden.
Noun1.chafe - soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
2.chafe - anger produced by some annoying irritation
Synonyms: vexation, annoyance
Verb1.chafe - become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
Synonyms: gall, fret
2.chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
3.chafe - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
4.chafe - tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
Synonyms: excoriate
5.chafe - cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
Synonyms: scratch, rub, fray, fret
6.chafe - warm by rubbing, as with the hands
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