Definition of rinse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    rinse

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//rɪns//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rinse
     
    he / she / it rinses
     
    past simple rinsed
     
    -ing form rinsing
     
     
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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 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. 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.
  4. Phrasal Verbsrinse somethingout
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