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



    BrE BrE//rɪns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪns//
    Hair products and accessories
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  1. 1[countable] an act of rinsing something I gave the glass a rinse. Fabric conditioner is added during the final rinse.
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] a liquid that you put on your hair when it is wet in order to change its colour a blue rinse See related entries: Hair products and accessories
  3. 3[countable, uncountable] a liquid used for cleaning the mouth and teeth
  4. Word OriginMiddle English (as a verb): from Old French rincer, of unknown ultimate origin.Extra examples Use a cream rinse after each shampoo. a rinse with cold water That glass doesn’t look very clean—I’d better give it a rinse.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rinse

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