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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chafing mean? 

CHAFING (noun)
  The noun CHAFING has 1 sense:

1. soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction

  Familiarity information: CHAFING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CHAFING (noun)

Sense 1chafing [BACK TO TOP]


Soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction

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Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("chafing" is a kind of...):

rawness; soreness; tenderness (a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chafing"):

intertrigo (chafing between two skin surfaces that are in contact (as in the armpit or under the breasts or between the thighs))

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