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Definition of Chafe

Chafe
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.
Chafe
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.

Meaning of Chafe from wikipedia

- Look up chafe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Chafe may refer to: Chafé, village in Portugal Chafe, Nigeria, a Local Government Area in Zamfara State...
- Look up chafer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Chafer may refer to: Chafer beetle, the common name for several species of scarab beetles Chafing dish...
- chafing in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Chafing can refer to: Chafing (nautical), damage to sails or other parts of a boat from rubbing Chafing (skin)...
- In sailing, chafing is the process of wear on a line or sail caused by constant rubbing against a hard, usually metallic, surface. Various methods are...
- Chafing is an irritation of skin caused by friction, moisture or irritating fabric. Prolonged rubbing on the skin may result in skin sting or burn, and...
- Chafé is a civil parish in the muni****lity of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. The po****tion in 2011 was 2,841, in an area of 7.85 km2. It is located near...
- At least two beetles are known as the rose chafer: Cetonia aurata, in Europe Macrodactylus subspinosus, in North America This disambiguation page lists...
- Chafe (or Tsafe) is a Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the town of Chafe at11°56′00″N 6°54′00″E / 11.93333°N...
- Eric Chafe (born 1946) is an American musicologist specializing in the music of Claudio Monteverdi, Heinrich Biber, Johann Sebastian Bach and Richard...
- Chafing fuel is a fuel used for heating food, typically placed under a chafing dish. It is usually sold in a small canister and burned directly within...