1. present participle of chafe#English|chafe

chafing (plural chafings)

  1. The act by which something is chafed.
    • 1853, The Popular Educator: Volume 3 (page 325)
      The constant and irresistible pressure of such a ponderous mass in motion must occasion certain rubbings and chafings against the rugged bottoms and projecting sides of the rocks amid which they move.

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