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