Chafed
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. [1913 Webster]

To rub her temples, and to chafe her skin. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate. [1913 Webster]

Her intercession chafed him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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