An example of a rinse is a very quick shower.
An example of rinse is to hold a soapy plate under the water until all the soap is washed away.
An example of rinse is to hop in the shower for just a couple of minutes.
You got rinsed.
I'll just give this knife a quick rinse.
Origin of rinse
- Middle English rincen from Old French rincier from Vulgar Latin recentiāre from Latin recēns recent- fresh recent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English rinsen, rensen, rinshen, rencen (“to rinse"), partly from Old Norse hreinsa (“to rinse"); and partly from Middle French rincer (“to rinse, wash"), from Old French rinser, reinser (“to rinse"), Old Northern French raÃ¯ncer, raÃ¯ncier (“to rinse, cleanse"), from Old Norse hreinsa (“to rinse, cleanse"), from Proto-Germanic *hrainisÅnÄ… (“to clean, purify"), from Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *kery-, *krÄ“y- (“to separate, divide"). Cognate with Danish rense (“to purify"), Norwegian rense (“to cleanse"), Swedish rensa (“to purge, clear, wipe clean"), Old High German reinisÅn (“to clean, purify, atone"), German rein (“pure, clean"), Gothic ðŒ·ð‚ðŒ°ðŒ¹ðŒ½ðƒ (hrains, “clean"). More at riddle.