rinsing

noun rins·ing \ ˈrin(t)-siŋ \
|Updated on: 3 Jun 2018

Definition of rinsing

1 : dregs, residue usually used in plural
2 : water that has been used for rinsing usually used in plural

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1703

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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