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chafing

adjective

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chafing

verb
present participle of chafe

Synonyms & Antonyms of chafing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make sore by continued rubbing
  • ill-fitting boots that had badly chafed my heels

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2 to damage or diminish by continued friction
  • constant stepping on a rope will gradually chafe it, rendering it unsafe for rock climbing

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“Chafing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chafing. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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