Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Chafe


  1. To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
  2. To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
  3. To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.
  4. To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.
  5. To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.
  6. To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
  7. Heat excited by friction.
  8. Injury or wear caused by friction.
  9. Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.

Chafe Translations

chafe in French is grippage
chafe in Latin is peruro perussi perustum
chafe in Norwegian is irritere, gnage
chafe in Spanish is rozadura
chafe in Swedish is frottera, gnida, skrapa