1. A sharp-edged cutting instrument used especially for shaving or cutting hair, especially from the face or legs.
2. See safety razor.
3. An electric device with vibrating or rotating blades used for shaving or cutting hair close to the skin.
tr.v. ra·zored, ra·zor·ing, ra·zors
To shave, cut, or remove with a razor or similar cutting implement: razored off the mustache; razored pages from a rare book.
[Middle English rasor, from Old French, from raser, to scrape; see RAZE.]
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