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chafe

noun (n)

  • soreness and warmth caused by friction (noun.state)
    Example:
    He had a nasty chafe on his knee.
    source: wordnet30
  • anger produced by some annoying irritation (noun.feeling)
    Synonym: annoyance, vexation
    source: wordnet30
  • Heat excited by friction. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • become or make sore by or as if by rubbing (verb.perception)
    Synonym: fret, gall
    source: wordnet30
  • feel extreme irritation or anger (verb.emotion)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations (verb.emotion)
    source: wordnet30
  • tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading (verb.contact)
    Synonym: excoriate
    Example:
    This leash chafes the dog's neck.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause friction (verb.contact)
    Synonym: fray, fret, rub, scratch
    source: wordnet30
  • warm by rubbing, as with the hands (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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