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chafing


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Chafing  \Chaf"ing\,  n.  [See  {Chafe},  v.  t.] 
  The  act  of  rubbing,  or  wearing  by  friction;  making  by 
  rubbing. 
 
  {Chafing  dish},  a  dish  or  vessel  for  cooking  on  the  table,  or 
  for  keeping  food  warm,  either  by  coals,  by  a  lamp,  or  by 
  hot  water;  a  portable  grate  for  coals. 
 
  {Chafing  gear}  (Naut.),  any  material  used  to  protect  sails, 
  rigging,  or  the  like  at  points  where  they  are  exposed  to 
  friction. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chafing 
  n  :  soreness  or  irritation  of  the  skin  caused  by  friction 




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