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.

Primary Meanings of rinse

1.
vn
wash off soap or remaining dirt
washing lightly without soap
2.
n
a liquid preparation used on wet hair to give it a tint
Full Definitions of rinse
1

v wash off soap or remaining dirt

Synonyms:
rinse off
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

v rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash

Synonyms:
gargle
Type of:
lave, wash
cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

v 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)
Types:
elute
wash out with a solvent, as in chromatography
Type of:
process, serve, swear out
deliver a warrant or summons to someone

n washing lightly without soap

Type of:
lavation, wash, washing
the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

n the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing

Synonyms:
rinsing
Type of:
remotion, removal
the act of removing
2

n a liquid preparation used on wet hair to give it a tint

Type of:
hair coloring, hair dye
a dye or tint for the hair

n the act of giving a light tint to the hair

Type of:
hair coloring
the act of dyeing or tinting one's hair

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