What does chafing mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word chafing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chafing(noun)

    soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chafing

    of Chafe

  2. Chafing(verb)

    the act of rubbing, or wearing by friction; making by rubbing

  3. Origin: [See Chafe, v. t.]


  1. Chafing

    Chafing when used as a nautical term describes the process of wear on a line or sail caused by constant rubbing against a hard, usually metallic, surface. Various methods are used to prevent chafing. Chafing of lines that rest on a choke on a boat can be prevented by putting a protecting material around the line. Chafing of a sail rubbing against a cable can be prevented on large ships by tying around the cable.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chafing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chafing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ryohei Ochiai:

    We are still in the process of looking at whether to use tape or belts to secure the device to the stomach. However, many elderly people are concerned about skin chafing. So we are looking at how to secure the device safely and solidly.

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