rinse


rinse
rinse [rins]
vt.
rinsed, rinsing [ME rincen < OFr rincer, earlier reïncier < VL * recentiare, to renew, rinse, purify < L recens, fresh, RECENT]
1. to wash lightly, esp. by dipping into water or by letting water run over, into, or through
2.
a) to remove soap, dirt, or impurities from in this way, esp. as a final part of washing
b) to remove (soap, dirt, etc.) in this way
3. to flush (the mouth or teeth), as with clear water
4.
a) to dip (fabrics, garments, etc.) into a dye solution
b) to use a rinse on (the hair)
n.
1. the act of rinsing
2. the water or solution used in rinsing
3. a substance mixed with water and used to rinse or tint hair
rinser
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
(lightly),


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