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chafed Explained

chafed at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Chafed at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

chafed at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : painful from having the skin abraded [syn: {galled}]

chafed at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • Inter: past of » chafe

  • Translation: de » chafed
    Translation: et » chafed
    Translation: fr » chafed
    Translation: hu » chafed
    Translation: mg » chafed
    Translation: my » chafed
    Translation: vi » chafed