WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
rinse /rɪns/USA pronunciation   v.,  rinsed, rins•ing, n. 
v. [+ object]
  1. to wash lightly, as by pouring water over as a final stage in washing:rinsed the dishes.
  2. to remove (soap, etc.) by such a process:She rinsed the soap out of her hair.
  3. to use a rinse on (the hair):blue-rinsed hair.

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

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
rinse  (rins),USA pronunciation v.,  rinsed, rins•ing, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to wash lightly, as by pouring water into or over or by dipping in water:to rinse a cup.
  2. to douse or drench in clean water as a final stage in washing.
  3. to remove (soap, dirt, etc.) by such a process (often fol. by off).
  4. to use a rinse on (the hair).

n. 
  1. an act or instance of rinsing.
  2. the water used for rinsing.
  3. any preparation that may be used on the hair after washing, esp. to tint or condition the hair.
  4. an act or instance of using such a preparation on the hair.
rinsa•ble, rinsea•ble, adj. 
rins′a•bili•ty, rinse′a•bili•ty, n. 
  • Vulgar Latin *recentiāre to make new, refresh, equivalent. to Latin recent- (stem of recēns) fresh, recent + connective -i- + -āre infinitive suffix
  • Middle French rincer, Old French recincier
  • Middle English ryncen 1300–50


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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