- 1rinse something to wash something with clean water only, not using soap Rinse the cooked pasta with boiling water.
- 2rinse something to remove the soap from something with clean water after washing it Thesauruscleanwash rinse cleanse dry-cleanThese words all mean to remove dirt from something, especially by using water and/or soap.clean to remove dirt or dust from something, especially by using water or chemicals:The house is cleaned twice a week.wash to remove dirt from something using water and usually soap:He quickly washed his hands and face. These jeans need to be washed.rinse to remove dirt, etc. from something using clean water only, not soap; to remove the soap from something with clean water after washing it:Rinse the cooked pasta with boiling water. Make sure you rinse out all the soap.cleanse to clean something or make it pure, especially your skin or a wounddry-clean to clean clothes using chemicals instead of waterPatterns to clean/wash/rinse/cleanse something in/with something to clean/wash/rinse/cleanse something from something to clean/wash/cleanse a wound to clean/wash the car/floor to wash/rinse your hair to have something cleaned/washed/dry-cleaned
- 3 rinse something + adv./prep. to remove dirt, etc. from something by washing it with clean water She rinsed the mud off her hands. I wanted to rinse the taste out of my mouth. He showered quickly, rinsing away the dirt of the journey. Phrasal Verbsrinse somethingout
NAmE//rɪns//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rinse
he / she / it rinses
past simple rinsed
-ing form rinsing