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chafe


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chafe  \Chafe\,  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chafe  \Chafe\  (ch[=a]f),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chafed} 
  (ch[=a]ft);  p  pr  &  vb  n.  {Chafing}.]  [OE.  chaufen  to  warm, 
  OF  chaufer,  F.  chauffer,  fr  L.  calefacere  calfacere  to 
  make  warm;  calere  to  be  warm  +  facere  to  make  See 
  {Caldron}.] 
  1.  To  excite  heat  in  by  friction;  to  rub  in  order  to 
  stimulate  and  make  warm. 
 
  To  rub  her  temples,  and  to  chafe  her  skin. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  excite  passion  or  anger  in  to  fret;  to  irritate. 
 
  Her  intercession  chafed  him  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  fret  and  wear  by  rubbing;  as  to  chafe  a  cable. 
 
  Two  slips  of  parchment  which  she  sewed  round  it  to 
  prevent  its  being  chafed.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  Syn:  To  rub;  fret;  gall;  vex;  excite;  inflame. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chafe  \Chafe\,  v.  i. 
  To  rub;  to  come  together  so  as  to  wear  by  rubbing;  to  wear  by 
  friction. 
 
  Made  its  great  boughs  chafe  together.  --Longfellow. 
 
  The  troubled  Tiber  chafing  with  her  shores.  --Shak. 
 
  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.  --Spenser. 
 
  He  will  chafe  at  the  doctor's  marrying  my  daughter. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chafe 
  n  1:  soreness  and  warmth  caused  by  friction;  "he  had  a  nasty 
  chafe  on  his  knee" 
  2:  anger  produced  by  some  annoying  irritation  [syn:  {annoyance}, 
  {vexation}] 
  v  1:  become  or  make  sore  by  or  as  if  by  rubbing  [syn:  {gall},  {fret}] 
  2:  make  sore  by  abrading;  "This  leash  chafes  the  dog's  neck" 
  3:  cause  friction  [syn:  {rub},  {fray},  {fret},  {scratch}] 
  4:  warm  by  rubbing,  as  with  the  hands 




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