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Chafe Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    chafe n
  1. soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
  2. anger produced by some annoying irritation [syn: annoyance, vexation] v
  3. become or make sore by or as if by rubbing [syn: gall, fret]
  4. feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
  5. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves" [syn: annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, devil]
  6. tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck" [syn: excoriate]
  7. cause friction; "my sweater scratches" [syn: rub, fray, fret, scratch]
  8. warm by rubbing, as with the hands
Chafe Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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 Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.]
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  • Chafe: Chafe may refer to: Chafé , village in Portugal. Chafe, Nigeria , a Local Government Area in Zamfara State. Chafe (crater), Martian crater named ...
  • Chafe (crater): Chafe is a crater on Mars named after Chafe in Zamfara State , Nigeria (2004 population, 10,100, 11.95ºN, 6.92ºE). The crater was ...
  • Chafe, Nigeria: Chafe (or Tsafe) is a Local Government Area in Zamfara State , Nigeria . Its headquarters are in the town of Chafe at. 11 | 56 | 00 | N | 6 ...
  • Wallace Chafe: Wallace Chafe (ˈtʃeɪf; born 1927) is an American linguist . Chafe was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts . He graduated from Yale University ...
  • Paul Chafe: Paul Chafe was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1965 and grew up in Hamilton, Ontario . He is a Canadian science fiction author who ...
  • Chris Chafe: Christopher David Chafe, born 1952 in Bern, Switzerland, is a musician, scientist, and the director of the Stanford University Center for ...
  • Robert Chafe: Robert Chafe is a Canadian playwright. His play Afterimage won the Governor General's Award for English language drama at the 2010 ...
  • Chafe-wax: A chafe-wax, or chaff-wax, was an officer under the Lord Chancellor , whose business it was to fit the wax for sealing of writ s, patent ...

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* Desire nothing, Chafe not at fate, nor at Nature's changeless laws. But struggle only with the personal, the transitory, the evanescent and the perishable. - H Hahn Blavatsky


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