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rinse

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verb \ˈrin(t)s, dialectal ˈrench\

Definition of rinse

rinsed

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rinsing

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

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

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

rinser

noun

Examples of rinse in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of rinse

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


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rinse

noun

Definition of rinse

  1. 1 :  the act or process of rinsing

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

Examples of rinse in a Sentence

  1. She dunked the dish in the rinse water.

  2. Use sanitizing rinse on the scissors.

  3. a bottle of hair rinse

First Known Use of rinse

1837


RINSE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of rinse for English Language Learners

  • : 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

rinse

noun

Definition of rinse for English Language Learners

  • : 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


RINSE Defined for Kids

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rinse

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verb \ˈrins\

Definition of rinse for Students

rinsed

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rinsing

  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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Definition of rinse for Students

  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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