shaving soap

noun

Definition of shaving soap

: a soap made from either a soda or potash base to which is added a relatively large amount of free fatty acid (such as palmitic acid or stearic acid) to decrease the customary alkalinity of the soap and produce a thick lather for shaving

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“Shaving soap.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shaving%20soap. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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