chafing chafing  /ˈtʃeɪ fɪŋ/


  • (n) soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction


  1. Corpsman changed ankle bandages to prevent chafing.
  2. Clinton, still chafing over being kept on the sidelines, rejected any responsibility for Gore's loss.
  3. Next morning Sanjay was up early, chafing to take the little red and white plane through its paces again.


  1. Victoria digs its history at De Leon Plaza (video)

    Metal chafing against the rough earth filled the silence as six people sat tightly around an excavation site.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Victoria Advocate

  2. Neat Feat Announces Launch of the World's First Body Saver Cream to Stop Pain and Discomfort for Millions of Americans

    LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal Care Company Neat Feat is taking the sting out of sweat rash and chafing with the USA launch of 3B Body Saver Cream this June, just in time to help American's ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "My nail splits under there every three games from the ball just chafing it," said Suns guard Raja Bell, showing a mangled nail on his index finger.
    on Dec 8, 2006 By: Raja Bell Source:

  2. "You're fighting the suit all the time and it's pushing and chafing on you. You come out of it bruised and bloodied normally, and you've rubbed yourself raw in various places," Hadfield said.
    on Aug 6, 2007 By: Chris Hadfield Source: CJAD

  3. "If this were an issue of representation, I would have led the way," Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha said. "There are people in Elkhorn who are still chafing, who are still angry and who are still bitter. Doing this is not going to do away with...
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Ernie Chambers Source: Omaha World-Herald (registration)

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