- Soreness and warmth caused by friction.
- usage: "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
- Anger produced by some annoying irritation.
- Become or make sore by or as if by rubbing.
- Feel extreme irritation or anger.
- usage: "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
- Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.
- usage: "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
- Tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading.
- usage: "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
- synonyms: excoriate
- Cause friction.
- usage: "my sweater scratches"
- Warm by rubbing, as with the hands. .
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