rins·​ing ˈrin(t)-siŋ How to pronounce rinsing (audio)
: dregs, residue
usually used in plural
: water that has been used for rinsing
usually used in plural

Examples of rinsing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once you’re done mopping, your floor will dry to a nice shine in about 15 minutes, no rinsing required. Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Nov. 2023 Simply wipe any non-porous surface and let air dry for a thorough clean—no rinsing necessary. Jessica Comstock, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Oct. 2023 Davis suggests our obsession with rinsing may be rooted in our childhood memories. Mari-Jane Williams, Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2023 More specifically, these terms describe any type of produce that’s undergone a complex commercial rinsing process, Ghaida Havern, MS, a food safety specialist at Michigan State University Extension, tells SELF. Ashia Aubourg, SELF, 7 Sep. 2023 Some masks don't require rinsing, so check the directions for use. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 11 Aug. 2023 Unlike traditional paw cleaners, this foam requires no rinsing, making the process quick, easy, and stress-free for both you and your dog. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 4 July 2023 Some washable mop heads can go right in your washer and dryer while others may require hand rinsing. Tanya Edwards, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Apr. 2023 To avoid leaving residue behind on tile floors after cleaning, don’t skip the rinsing step. Taryn Mohrman, Good Housekeeping, 13 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
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 21 Feb. 2024.

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