Definition of rinse verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    rinse

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//rɪns//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪns//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rinse
    BrE BrE//rɪns//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪns//
     
    he / she / it rinses
    BrE BrE//ˈrɪnsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪnsɪz//
     
    past simple rinsed
    BrE BrE//rɪnst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪnst//
     
    past participle rinsed
    BrE BrE//rɪnst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪnst//
     
    -ing form rinsing
    BrE BrE//ˈrɪnsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪnsɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1rinse something to wash something with clean water only, not using soap Rinse the cooked pasta with boiling water.
  2. 2rinse something to remove the soap from something with clean water after washing it Synonymscleanwash 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 villa is cleaned twice a week. Have you cleaned your teeth? This coat is filthy. I’ll have it cleaned (= dry-cleaned).wash to remove dirt from something using water and usually soap:He quickly washed his hands and face. These jeans need washing.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:Make sure you rinse all the soap out.cleanse to clean your skin or a wound.dry-clean to clean clothes using chemicals instead of water.Patterns to clean/​wash/​rinse/​cleanse something in/​with something to clean/​wash/​rinse 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. 3rinse something + adv./prep. to remove dirt, etc. from something by washing it with clean water She rinsed the mud from her hands. I wanted to rinse the taste out of my mouth. He showered quickly, rinsing away the dirt of the journey.
  4. Wordfinderabsorb, condense, dilute, dissolve, evaporate, filter, immerse, liquid, rinse, saturated Word Origin Middle English (as a verb): from Old French rincer, of unknown ultimate origin.Extra examples Always rinse your hair thoroughly. He rinsed the flour from his hands. Make sure you rinse all the soap out. Rinse the dishes with warm water. She rinsed her hands in cold water. She rinsed out her coffee cup. Phrasal Verbsrinse somethingout
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