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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

- Chafe may refer to: Chafé, village in Portugal Chafe, Nigeria, a Local Government Area in Zamfara State Chafe (crater), Martian crater named after Chafe...
- Eric Chafe (born 1946) is an American musicologist specializing in the music of Claudio Monteverdi, Heinrich Biber, Johann Sebastian Bach and Richard...
- 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 can refer to: Chafing (nautical), damage to sails or other parts of a boat from rubbing Chafing (skin), skin irritation from rubbing or sweat...
- Christopher David Chafe, born 1952 in Bern, Switzerland, is a musician, scientist, and the director of the Stanford University Center for Computer Research...
- Chafer may refer to: Chafer beetle, the common name for several species of scarab beetles Chafing dish, a food warming dish Adrian Chafer (born 1991)...
- Thomas Chafe may refer to: Thomas Chafe (Totnes MP) (c. 1611–1662), MP for Totnes, 1660 Thomas Chafe (Bridport MP) (c. 1642–1701), his son, MP for Bridport...
- 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...
- William H. Chafe (/ˈtʃeɪf/; born January 28, 1942) is an American historian, and currently Alice Mary Baldwin Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University...
- Wallace Chafe (/ˈtʃeɪf/; September 3, 1927 – February 3, 2019) was an American linguist. He was Professor Emeritus and research professor at The University...