from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make warm or hot; heat.
  • To chafe or fret; provoke; enrage; irritate.
  • To become warm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To chafe; to enrage; to heat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete, transitive To make warm, to heat.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Alteration of achafe.



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  • "Then Percivale perceived that, and cast down his shield which was broken; and then he did off his helm for to gather wind, for he was greatly enchafed with the serpent: and the lion went alway about him fawning as a spaniel."

    - Thomas Malory, 'The Holy Grail'.

    September 10, 2009