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Meaning of CHAFING

Pronunciation:  'cheyfing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction
 

CHAFING is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: intertrigo, soreness, tenderness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chaf"ing\, n. [See {Chafe}, v. t.]
The act of rubbing, or wearing by friction; making by
rubbing.

{Chafing dish}, a dish or vessel for cooking on the table, or
   for keeping food warm, either by coals, by a lamp, or by
   hot water; a portable grate for coals.

{Chafing gear} (Naut.), any material used to protect sails,
   rigging, or the like, at points where they are exposed to
   friction.

 

 

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