Chafing definition

A painful skin irritation caused by the repeated rubbing of skin against skin or skin against another material or object.

For example, chafing can be caused by your thighs rubbing together as you walk or your thighs rubbing against your bike seat as you cycle.

Chafing is characterized by redness, tenderness, and discomfort of your skin, and can look like red spots or burn marks.

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