n : BILE : esp : bile obtained from an animal and used in the arts or medicine
, n : a skin sore caused by chronic irritation
, vt : to fret and wear away by friction : CHAFE <the loose saddle ed the horse's back>
, n : a swelling of plant tissue usu. due to fungi or insect parasites and sometimes forming an important source of tannin .
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