[ rin-sing ]
/ ˈrɪn sɪŋ /


an act or instance of rinsing.
Usually rinsings. the liquid with which anything has been rinsed.

Origin of rinsing

First recorded in 1325–75, rinsing is from the Middle English word rinsynge. See rinse, -ing1

Definition for rinsing (2 of 2)

[ rins ]
/ rɪns /

verb (used with object), rinsed, rins·ing.


Origin of rinse

1300–50; Middle English ryncen < Middle French rincer, Old French recincier < Vulgar Latin *recentiāre to make new, refresh, equivalent to Latin recent- (stem of recēns) fresh, recent + connective -i- + -āre infinitive suffix


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British Dictionary definitions for rinsing

/ (rɪns) /

verb (tr)

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

Derived forms of rinse

rinsable or rinsible, adjectiverinsability or rinsibility, nounrinser, noun

Word Origin for rinse

C14: from Old French rincer, from Latin recens fresh, new
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