Nouns (4)

vexation, chafe, annoyance
n. anger produced by some annoying irritation
n. soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"

Verbs (11)

v. warm by rubbing, as with the hands
scratch, chafe, fret, fray, rub
v. cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
excoriate, chafe
v. tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
fret, gall, chafe
v. become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

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Fuzzynyms (21)

n. an obstacle to attention
n. desperate recklessness; "it was a policy of desperation"
exasperate, exacerbate, aggravate, worsen
v. make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain"
wear away, eat at, gnaw at, gnaw, erode
v. become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"
rub down, knead, massage
v. manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes; "She rubbed down her child with a sponge"
fall apart, wear out, bust, wear, break
v. go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
fume, fumigate
v. treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests

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Antonyms (1)

v. cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"


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