rinse

[[t]rɪ̱ns[/t]]
rinses, rinsing, rinsed
1) VERB When you rinse something, you wash it in clean water in order to remove dirt or soap from it.

[V n] After shampooing, always rinse the hair several times in clear water...

[V n] It's important to rinse the rice to remove the starch.

N-COUNT
Rinse is also a noun.

Clean skin means plenty of lather followed by a rinse with water.

2) VERB If you rinse your mouth, you wash it by filling your mouth with water or with a liquid that kills germs, then spitting it out.

[V n] Use a toothbrush on your tongue as well, and rinse your mouth frequently.

Rinse out means the same as rinse.

V P n (not pron) After her meal she invariably rinsed out her mouth... V n P You should rinse your mouth out after eating.

N-MASS
Rinse is also a noun.

...mouth rinses with fluoride.

3) N-COUNT A hair rinse is a dye whose colour gradually disappears after you have washed your hair a number of times, rather than being permanent.

English dictionary. 2008.

Synonyms:
(lightly),


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rinse — may refer to:*Washing *Mouthwash, also known as mouth rinse * Rinse (album), an unreleased Vanessa Carlton album *Rinse FM, underground radio station …   Wikipedia

  • rinse — [rins] vt. rinsed, rinsing [ME rincen < OFr rincer, earlier reïncier < VL * recentiare, to renew, rinse, purify < L recens, fresh, RECENT] 1. to wash lightly, esp. by dipping into water or by letting water run over, into, or through 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Rinse — Rinse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rinsed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rinsing}.] [OE., fr. OF. rincer, rimser, reinser, ra[ i]ncier, F. rincer; of uncertain origin.] 1. To wash lightly; to cleanse with a second or repeated application of water after washing.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rinse fm — est une station de radio londonienne créée en 1994. Elle diffuse entre autres beaucoup de musiques « underground » dont principalement le dubstep et le grime. Historique Cette section est vide, pas assez détaillée ou incomplète. Votre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rinse — Rinse, n. The act of rinsing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rinse — ► VERB 1) wash with clean water to remove soap or dirt. 2) (often rinse off/out) remove (soap or dirt) by rinsing. ► NOUN 1) an act of rinsing. 2) an antiseptic solution for cleansing the mouth. 3) a preparation for conditioning or tinting the… …   English terms dictionary

  • Rinse FM — est une station de radio londonienne créée en 1994. Elle diffuse entre autres beaucoup de musiques « underground » dont principalement le dubstep et le grime. Historique Cette section est vide, insuffisamment détaillée ou incomplète.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • rinse — [v] wash off, out bathe, clean, cleanse, dip, flush, soak, splash, wash, water, wet; concepts 165,256 …   New thesaurus

  • rinse — rinse1 [rıns] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: rincer, perhaps from Vulgar Latin recentiare, from Latin recens; RECENT] 1.) to wash clothes, dishes, vegetables etc quickly with water, especially running water, and without soap ▪ Let… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rinse — 1 verb (T) 1 to wash clothes, dishes etc quickly with water, especially running water, and without soap: Let me just rinse my hands. | Rinse the vegetables under a cold tap. 2 to wash something in clean water in order to remove soap from it:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.