Rinse Definition

rĭns
rinsed, rinses, rinsing
verb
rinsed, rinses, rinsing
To wash lightly, esp. by dipping into water or by letting water run over, into, or through.
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To remove soap, dirt, or impurities from in this way, esp. as a final part of washing.
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To remove (soap, dirt, etc.) in this way.
Webster's New World
To flush (the mouth or teeth), as with clear water.
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To dip (fabrics, garments, etc.) into a dye solution.
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noun
rinses
The act of rinsing.
Webster's New World
The water or solution used in rinsing.
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A substance mixed with water and used to rinse or tint hair.
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Other Word Forms of Rinse

Noun

Singular:
rinse
Plural:
rinses

Origin of Rinse

  • 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 raïncer, raïncier (“to rinse, cleanse"), from Old Norse hreinsa (“to rinse, cleanse"), from Proto-Germanic *hrainisōnÄ… (“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 reinisōn (“to clean, purify, atone"), German rein (“pure, clean"), Gothic 𐌷𐍂𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃 (hrains, “clean"). More at riddle.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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