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rinse

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verb \ˈrin(t)s, especially dial ˈrench\

Simple Definition of rinse

  • : to wash (something) with clean water and without soap

  • : to wash (something) with a liquid other than clean water

  • : to remove (something) from an object by washing the object with clean water

Full Definition of rinse

rinsedrins·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cleanse by flushing with liquid (as water) —often used with out <rinse out the mouth>

  3. 2 a :  to cleanse (as of soap) by clear water b :  to treat (hair) with a rinse

  4. 3 :  to remove (dirt or impurities) by washing lightly or in water only

rins·er noun

Examples of rinse

  1. I rinsed my face in the sink.

  2. He washed the dishes and then rinsed them thoroughly.

  3. The tools were rinsed in alcohol.

  4. She rinsed the dirt off the lettuce.

  5. He rinsed the soap out of the cup.



Origin of rinse

Middle English rincen, from Anglo-French rincer, alteration of Old French recincier, from Vulgar Latin *recentiare, from Latin recent-, recens fresh, recent


First Known Use: 14th century


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rinse

noun

Simple Definition of rinse

  • : an act of washing something with a liquid and especially with clean water

  • : liquid that is used for rinsing something

  • : a dye that you put on your hair to change its color for a short time

Full Definition of rinse

  1. 1 :  the act or process of rinsing

  2. 2 a :  liquid used for rinsing b :  a solution that temporarily tints hair

Examples of rinse

  1. She dunked the dish in the rinse water.

  2. Use sanitizing rinse on the scissors.

  3. a bottle of hair rinse



1837

First Known Use of rinse

1837

Rhymes with rinse


RINSE Defined for Kids

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rinse

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verb \ˈrins\

Definition of rinse

rinsedrins·ing

  1. 1 :  to wash lightly with water <Rinse out your mouth.>

  2. 2 :  to remove (something) with clean water <I rinsed soap off the dishes.>




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rinse

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noun

Definition of rinse

  1. 1 :  an act of washing with a liquid and especially with clean water

  2. 2 :  a liquid used for rinsing





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