verb (used with object), rinsed, rins·ing.
Origin of rinse
Examples from the Web for 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?'|Sara Lieberman|March 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?|Megan McArdle|June 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Amanda Kludt|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Leslie was at her basin, now, turning the water faucet, to rinse and refill the little drinking-vessel.A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
After it had "taken" well, the cloth was removed from the dye and rinsed well, the rinse water was salted so as to set the color.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
Give us some plates, any knifes, and some forks, rinse the glasses.Seeing and Hearing|George W. E. Russell
When he has given them water to rinse their mouths, he may consider the deceased as fed through their intervention.The Masculine Cross|Anonymous
Rinse out the tea-kettle, fill it with fresh water, and put over to boil.The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking|Helen Campbell
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.