• Chafe Definition & Synonyms

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

Annoy, Annoyance, Bother, Devil, Fray, Fret, Gall, Gravel, Irritate, Nettle, Rag, Rile, Rub, Scratch, Vex, Vexation,

• Chafer Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A vessel for heating water; -- hence, a dish or pan.
  2. (n.) A kind of beetle; the cockchafer. The name is also applied to other species; as, the rose chafer.
  3. (n.) One who chafes.

• Chafery Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) An open furnace or forge, in which blooms are heated before being wrought into bars.