- to wash lightly, as by pouring water into or over or by dipping in water: to rinse a cup.
- to douse or drench in clean water as a final stage in washing.
- to remove (soap, dirt, etc.) by such a process (often followed by off).
- to use a rinse on (the hair).
- an act or instance of rinsing.
- the water used for rinsing.
- any preparation that may be used on the hair after washing, especially to tint or condition the hair.
- an act or instance of using such a preparation on the hair.
Origin of rinse
Examples from the Web for rinse
Contemporary Examples of rinse
So I did all I could do: rinse, spit and climb back into bed.Can a Jew Get Down With Hot Jesus from 'Son of God?'
March 9, 2014
Chop the wings and bones into 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces, rinse with cold water, pat dry, and reserve, chilled, for the jus.
For the Glazed Radishes Trim the radishes, leaving a bit of the stem, and rinse.
Rinse and repeat until the only people in the market are incredibly expensive to cover.Are Young, Single Adults Expecting Obamacare to Cost So Much?
June 4, 2013
We found that people are less likely to become ill if they at least rinse their produce.Be Afraid of Your Food: An Epidemiologist’s Sensible Advice
March 16, 2013
Historical Examples of rinse
Stir them about in it, and then take them out, and rinse them well in cold water.
Have your churn very clean, and rinse and cool it with cold water.
Rinse the onions, sprinkle some salt over them, and put them into fresh water.
Peel and rinse the mushrooms, and cut off the ends of the stalks.
Peel the mushrooms; rinse them to remove any grit, and cut off the ends of the stalks.
- to remove soap from (clothes, etc) by applying clean water in the final stage in washing
- to wash lightly, esp without using soapto rinse one's hands
- to give a light tint to (hair)
- the act or an instance of rinsing
- hairdressing a liquid preparation put on the hair when wet to give a tint to ita blue rinse
Word Origin for rinse
c.1300 "subject to light washing; wash with water only" (mid-13c. in surname Rinsfet), from Old French reincier (transitive) "to wash, cleanse" (12c., Modern French rincer), probably dissimilated from recincier, from Vulgar Latin *recentiare "to make fresh, to wash, cleanse with water," from Late Latin recentare "to make fresh," from Latin recens "new, fresh" (see recent). OED says similarity in form and sense with Old Norse hreinsa is "prob[ably] accidental." Meaning "wash a second time to remove remaining impurities, soap, etc." is from 1520s. Related: Rinsed; rinsing.
1837, from rinse (v.). As a hair treatment, by 1928.