To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
- To wear away or irritate by rubbing.
- To annoy; vex.
- To warm by rubbing, as with the hands.
- To rub and cause irritation or friction: The high collar chafed against my neck.
- To become worn or sore from rubbing.
- To feel irritated or impatient: chafed at the delay.
- Warmth, wear, or soreness produced by friction.
- Annoyance; vexation.