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Wordnet 3.0


1. painful from having the skin abraded;
[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 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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

chafed adj 1: painful from having the skin abraded [syn: chafed, galled]