What does rinse mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rinsenoun

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

  2. rinse, rinsingnoun

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

  3. rinsenoun

    the act of giving a light tint to the hair

  4. rinseverb

    washing lightly without soap

  5. rinse, rinse offverb

    wash off soap or remaining dirt

  6. wash, rinseverb

    clean with some chemical process

  7. gargle, rinseverb

    rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash

    "gargle with this liquid"


  1. rinsenoun

    The action of rinsing.

    I'll just give this knife a quick rinse.

  2. rinsenoun

    Any hair dye.

    I had a henna rinse yesterday.

  3. rinseverb

    To wash (something) quickly using water and no soap.

    You'd better rinse that stain before putting the shirt in the washing machine.

  4. rinseverb

    To remove soap from (something) using water.

    Rinse the dishes after you wash them.

  5. rinseverb

    to thoroughly defeat in an argument, fight or other competition.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To RINSEverb

    Etymology: from rein, German, pure, clear.

    This last costly treaty
    Swallow’d so much treasure, and like a glass
    Did break i’ th’ rinsing. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    Whomsoever he toucheth, and hath not rinsed his hands in water, he shall be unclean. Lev. xv. 11.

    They cannot boil, nor wash, nor rinse, they say,
    With water sometimes ink and sometimes whey,
    According as you meet with mud or clay, King.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rinseverb

    to wash lightly; to cleanse with a second or repeated application of water after washing

  2. Rinseverb

    to cleancse by the introduction of water; -- applied especially to hollow vessels; as, to rinse a bottle

  3. Rinsenoun

    the act of rinsing

  4. Etymology: [OE., fr. OF. rincer, rimser, reinser, rancier, F. rincer; of uncertain origin.]


  1. Rinse

    Rinse is an album by Minotaur Shock, released in 2003.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rinse

    rins, v.t. to cleanse by introducing water: to cleanse with clean water.—ns. Rins′er; Rins′ing-machine′, in cotton manufacture, a series of tanks for cleansing. [O. Fr. rinser (Fr. rincer)—Ice. hreinsa; Ger. and Dut. rein, pure.]

Editors Contribution

  1. rinse

    To use water or a product.

    They did rinse the car after washing it.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

Anagrams for rinse »

  1. reins

  2. resin

  3. risen

  4. serin

  5. siren

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rinse in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rinse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rinse in a Sentence

  1. Charles Gerba:

    Many people defrost raw meat products in sinks or rinse raw chicken and don't do more than run water to clean it, you really shouldn't be cutting up your salad in the kitchen sink either.

  2. Chez Valenta:

    It was the busiest period in the history of EMSin NYC, FDNY Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Frank Dwyer toldFox News. Calls surged to [the] high 5,000s and over 6,000. The highest one-day number of 911 calls was6,500 on March 30. Paramedics don gowns, gloves, goggles and N95 masks before they enter a home. Six percent of the FDNY’s 4,400 EMS workers are currently on COVID 19 medical leave. We had never seen anything like this before, in terms of magnitude and severity, The Queens-basedparamedic said. In those four weeks, it was really bad. I would finish a call, hit the available button, and Id immediately get another cardiac arrest. It was just like rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat for 16 hours, come back eight hours later, and do it all again. When asked what the hardest part of that four-week stretch was, the paramedic said,Not being able to save most of these people. This was a very dark period for me because no one was coming back, we werent able to resuscitate anyone. I got close once, but that person died too.It was just something I had never experienced at all during this job. It wasmentally exhausting and it was emotionally fatiguing. Dwyer told Fox that the FDNYs Counseling Services Unit (CSU) is available for all first responders. During the pandemic, CSU messaging has been provided to field units on a daily basis, including being sent directly to computers on board ambulances.

  3. Erica Renteria:

    You have to use a toothpick brush to brush your teeth and be careful. You need to rinse also because your mouth can get dry. The only thing is you can’t really make out.

  4. Charles Gerba:

    Many people defrost raw meat products in sinks or rinse raw chicken and don't do more than run water to clean it, you really shouldn't be cutting up your salad in the kitchen sink.

  5. Raynor Schein:

    Tears are the rinse water of an unhappy heart.

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