shav·​ing | \ ˈshā-viŋ How to pronounce shaving (audio) \

Definition of shaving

1 : the act of one that shaves
2 : something shaved off wood shavings

Examples of shaving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Mowbie beard trimmer can be used for wet or dry shaving. Chris Hachey, BGR, 3 Aug. 2022 The combination of skin hydrators, antioxidants, and emollients ensures skin is nourished and free of irritations that commonly come from shaving. Rolling Stone, 20 May 2022 Because this shaver can be used in and out of the shower, it's designed with micro-grip technology to ensure your shaving experience is seamless. ELLE, 5 May 2022 This kit also comes with a smaller bikini styler for precision shaving. Sarah Han, Allure, 12 July 2022 For many people, shaving is simply an easier, more comfortable option. Mara Santilli, SELF, 22 June 2022 Inmates in the general population are allowed safety razors for shaving, the sheriff’s office told the station. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 1 June 2022 Blade-to-skin shaving is gentle enough for sensitive spots, but pop on the comb attachment and ten length options are yours with the turn of a dial. Editors Of Men's Health, Men's Health, 24 May 2022 Blu Atlas Aftershave Irritated skin after shaving is an issue that plagues men and women alike. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of shaving

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Aug 2022

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“Shaving.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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shav·​ing | \ ˈshā-viŋ \

Kids Definition of shaving

: a thin slice or strip sliced or trimmed off with a cutting tool wood shavings


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