rinsing

noun
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 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 Allow the toy to soak in that solution for 15 minutes, or up to an hour, before rinsing; more delicate toys should soak for less time to avoid damaging their fibers. Jolie Kerr, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020 Then, Keurig recommends carefully using a paperclip to clear away any clogging debris lodged in the needles before rinsing. Lauren Smith Mcdonough, Good Housekeeping, 19 Dec. 2019 Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds before rinsing and drying. Julie Washington, cleveland, 15 Mar. 2020 The whole thing drains easily in the sink or tub and is compatible with any garden hose for thorough rinsing. Popular Science, 9 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of rinsing

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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22 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Rinsing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rinsing. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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