1. [syn: chafed, galled]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
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.
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.
Syn: To rub; fret; gall; vex; excite; inflame.