Origin of rinsing
verb (used with object), rinsed, rins·ing.
Origin of rinse
Examples from the Web for rinsing
Contemporary Examples of rinsing
His wife, Colleen, had been rinsing plates at the sink and putting them in the dishwasher.Gordie Howe Hockey’s Greatest War Horse
May 31, 2014
I was rinsing vegetables for my supper, and I turned from the sink to reach for a towel, and I saw Dorothy.This Week’s Hot Reads: March 30, 2012
April 2, 2012
Historical Examples of rinsing
The mere Gabet, now free of her rheumatism, was able to help in the soaping and rinsing.The Dream
Which of them, if any, would it have been well to put in the rinsing water?Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
It will then be possible to mop up a little more of the rinsing liquid.On Laboratory Arts
The rinsing now takes place by either a shower or pail pour.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
It is then taken out, and after rinsing is ready for the “weighting” operations.Textiles
William H. Dooley
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.