rins·​ing | \ ˈrin(t)-siŋ How to pronounce rinsing (audio) \

Definition of rinsing

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

Examples of rinsing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bacteria can also easily develop in many rinsing tools, Bleier said. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 Multiple studies of nasal rinsing and scientific reviews published over the years have reported benefits in terms of improving nasal symptoms related to various causes, such as allergies and upper respiratory infections, Lane said. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 The post also claims the rinsing will prevent canker sores, but Cooper said there is no data to suggest that is accurate. Nayeli Lomeli, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2021 This floor cleaner from pet-friendly brand Aunt Fannie's doesn't require any rinsing, which makes cleaning floors super simple. Alicia Chilton, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 July 2021 When cleaning the milk frother, make sure to use a milk system container that captures residue that dispenses from the machine during the rinsing process. Merlisa Lawrence Corbett, chicagotribune.com, 17 Apr. 2021 Once cleaning and rinsing is complete, blot the area with a dry towel. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2021 Plus, no rinsing required; after a wash cycle, stains are completely gone. Samantha Driscoll, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Mar. 2021 All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover, which cleanses and removes makeup without harsh rubbing or rinsing. Deanna Pai, Redbook, 26 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of rinsing

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of rinsing was in 1703

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“Rinsing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rinsing. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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