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shaving

[ shey-ving ]
/ ˈʃeɪ vɪŋ /
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noun
Often shavings. a very thin piece or slice, especially of wood.
the act of a person or thing that shaves.
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Origin of shaving

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at shave, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for shaving

shaving
/ (ˈʃeɪvɪŋ) /

noun
a thin paring or slice, esp of wood, that has been shaved from something
adjective
used when shaving the face, etcshaving cream
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