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shaven

[shey-vuh n] /ˈʃeɪ vən/
verb
1.
a past participle of shave.
adjective
2.
closely trimmed.
Related forms
unshaven, adjective
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  • She cuddled against the Harvester and lifting a tremulous white hand, drew it across his unshaven cheek.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • Unwashed and unshaven, he saunters moodily about, weary and dejected.

    Sunday under Three Heads Charles Dickens
  • All were poorly clad and poorly nourished; all were very dirty, and their heads were unshaven of the growth of days.

    An Australian in China George Ernest Morrison
  • At night he would rub his unshaven cheek on Sue's small cheek and tickle her.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • He was an old man with a rheumatic walk and a stubbly, unshaven chin stained with tobacco juice.

    The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
British Dictionary definitions for unshaven

unshaven

/ʌnˈʃeɪvən/
adjective
1.
not having shaved or been shaven recently

shaven

/ˈʃeɪvən/
adjective
1.
  1. closely shaved or tonsured
  2. (in combination): clean-shaven
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