|Origin:||chaufer 'to warm', from Latin calefacere, from calere 'to be warm' + facere 'to make'|
1 [intransitive and transitive]
if a part of your body chafes or if something chafes it, it becomes sore because of something rubbing against it:
Wear a T-shirt under your wetsuit to stop it chafing.
to feel impatient or annoyed
Some hunters are chafing under the new restrictions.
3 [transitive] British English
to rub part of your body to make it warm