CHAFE, v.t.1. To excite heat or inflammation by friction, as to chafe the skin; also, to fret and wear by rubbing, as to chafe a cable.2. To act violently upon, by rubbing; to fret against, as waves against a shore.The troubled Tyber chafing with his shores.3. To be fretted and worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.
CHAFE, n. 1. Heat, excited by friction.2. Violent agitation of the mind or passions; heat; fret; passion.