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Definition of: CHAFE

chafe
(n.) Heat excited by friction.
(n.) Injury or wear caused by friction.
(n.) Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.
(v. i.) To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.
(v. i.) To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.
(v. i.) To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
(v. t.) To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
(v. t.) To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
(v. t.) To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.