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

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Two tips for curly hair: Leave a little bit of conditioner in after rinsing, and never towel-dry. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Beat the Heat! How 6 Models Maintain Their Signature Spirals," 13 Aug. 2018 Most research indicates that carb rinsing is optimal for intense exercise lasting between 30 minutes and an hour. New York Times, "That Spitting Thing at the World Cup? It’s Probably ‘Carb Rinsing’," 11 July 2018 To create the striking color, Henry applied Joico’s Color Butter in Purple for just 10 minutes before rinsing, which gives her a temporary pop that lasts for up to 10 shampoos. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Katy Perry Just Dyed Her Hair Bright Purple," 24 May 2018 Similar exposés were written back in 2015, months after Mayor Rahm ushered in the new age of no rinsing. Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader, "News / Gross / Politics Rahm's mopless privatization deal has left the schools filthier than ever," 10 Apr. 2018 An unplayable lie in the trees, a whiffed flop shot and a rinsing of his ball in Rae’s Creek were all part of a round of 79 that tied for the worst score ever in Phil Mickelson’s long Masters career. Tod Leonard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Spieth takes some 'punches,' bounces back in Masters," 6 Apr. 2018 All of the masks are easy to use, but the eye masks are the simplest and require the least amount of effort — there’s no rinsing required. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "3 Face Masks That Will Perk Up Dull Skin," 3 Apr. 2018 In the morning, hair is smooth, tangle-free and ready to go (no rinsing necessary). Atlanta Life, ajc, "Eyecatchers," 22 Mar. 2018 Cleanup will be as easy as peeling it off — no messy rinsing required. Martha Stewart, star-telegram, "Dark walls getting you down? Here are tips for painting over them with a lighter shade | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 2 Mar. 2018

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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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