WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
rinse /rɪns/USA pronunciation v., rinsed, rins•ing,n. 

v. [+ object]
  • to wash lightly, as by pouring water over as a final stage in washing:rinsed the dishes.
  • to remove (soap, etc.) by such a process:She rinsed the soap out of her hair.
  • to use a rinse on (the hair):blue-rinsed hair.

  • n. 
  • [countable] an act or instance of rinsing.
  • a liquid used on the hair after washing, esp. to color or condition it: [uncountable]some blue rinse.[countable]trying different rinses.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    rinse /rɪns/ vb (transitive)
    1. to remove soap from (clothes, etc) by applying clean water in the final stage in washing
    2. to wash lightly, esp without using soap
    3. to give a light tint to (hair)
    n
    1. the act or an instance of rinsing
    2. a liquid preparation put on the hair when wet to give a tint to it: a blue rinse
    Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French rincer, from Latin recens fresh, new

    ˈrinser n



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