rinse

When you rinse something, you run water over it. You probably at least rinse your hands before sitting down to eat, and rinse your dishes afterward.

After shampooing your hair in the shower you need to rinse it, and many recipes call for you to rinse rice before cooking it. You can also rinse your mouth out, either with water or mouthwash. When it's a noun, rinse means the act of rinsing, or a hair treatment: "After the red rinse, you'll barely recognize yourself." Rinse shares the Latin root recens, "fresh or new," with recent.

Definitions of rinse
  1. verb
    wash off soap or remaining dirt
    synonyms: rinse off
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    types:
    flush, purge, scour
    rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
    type of:
    launder, wash
    cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
  2. verb
    rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash
    synonyms: gargle
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    type of:
    lave, wash
    cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  3. verb
    clean with some chemical process
    synonyms: wash
    wash, wash away, wash off, wash out
    remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
    launder, wash
    cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
    wash
    separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
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    types:
    elute
    wash out with a solvent, as in chromatography
    type of:
    process, serve, swear out
    deliver a warrant or summons to someone
  4. noun
    washing lightly without soap
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    type of:
    lavation, wash, washing
    the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
  5. noun
    the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
    synonyms: rinsing
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    type of:
    remotion, removal
    the act of removing
  6. noun
    a liquid preparation used on wet hair to give it a tint
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    type of:
    hair coloring, hair dye
    a dye or tint for the hair
  7. noun
    the act of giving a light tint to the hair
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    type of:
    hair coloring
    the act of dyeing or tinting one's hair
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