• WordNet 3.6
    • v rinse rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash "gargle with this liquid"
    • v rinse clean with some chemical process
    • v rinse wash off soap or remaining dirt
    • n rinse washing lightly without soap
    • n rinse the act of giving a light tint to the hair
    • n rinse the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
    • n rinse a liquid preparation used on wet hair to give it a tint
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rinse The act of rinsing.
    • Rinse To cleancse by the introduction of water; -- applied especially to hollow vessels; as, to rinse a bottle. "Like a glass did break i' the rinsing ."
    • Rinse To wash lightly; to cleanse with a second or repeated application of water after washing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rinse To wash lightly, as by laving or bathing rather than rubbing; wash out or off with any cleansing liquid; especially, to subject to a fresh application of water in order to remove stains or impurities that may have been left from a former washing.
    • rinse To remove by rinsing: with out, away, off, etc.
    • n rinse A rinsing or light washing; specifically, a renewed or final application of water or some other liquid in order to remove any impurities still remaining from a former washing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Rinse rins to cleanse by introducing water: to cleanse with clean water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE., fr. OF. rincer, rimser, reinser, raïncier, F. rincer,; of uncertain origin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rinser (Fr. rincer)—Ice. hreinsa; Ger. and Dut. rein, pure.


In literature:

In winter it should be rinsed in warm water before using.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
I scrubbed and rinsed and wiped until Schmitz almost looked approving.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
It should be carefully rinsed without wringing, and hung up to dry.
"Handbook of Embroidery" by L. Higgin
I drank a small portion of it, then rinsed throat and mouth, still standing.
"The Reckoning" by Robert W. Chambers
All that needed to be done was to rinse them out.
"The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers" by Claude A. Labelle
In rinsing the mouth a drop or two of listerine added to the water is excellent.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
To rinse, or bull, a cask.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Casey, whose hair was red as a Martian desert, was rinsing glasses.
"Next Door, Next World" by Robert Donald Locke
Rinse a mould with cold water, turn the souffle into it and set on ice until it is wanted.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
In the morning drain off brine and rinse in cold water.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"

In poetry:

Palate, the hutch of tasty lust,
Desire not to be rinsed with wine:
The can must be so sweet, the crust
So fresh that come in fasts divine!
"The Habit Of Perfection" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
"Go home to your pigs and your ricks,
My hands of the matter I've rinsed."
So they take up their hats and their sticks, .
And EXEUNT AMBO, convinced.
"The Force of Argument" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And now upstairs the lint that crusts the sills
Erodes in a windy shift along the floor.
Shall now her touselled eyes rinse out the haze
Of winter sprawled like a waif outside the door?
"Obituary" by Allen Tate
Serene, afar from woe and worry
I tend my vines and do not hurry.
I buss the lass and tip the bottle,
Fill up the glass and rinse my throttle.
Tomorrow though the earth should perish,
The lust of life today I cherish.
"My Vineyard" by Robert W Service
Oh, you little whisky-keg!
Oh, you horrid little egg!
You're goin' to destruction with your swiftest foot and leg!
I've a mind to take you out
Underneath the water-spout,
Just to rinse you up a little, so you'll know what you're about!
"Johnny Rich" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

It incorporates an easy-slide spray adjustment ranging from wide coverage to concentrated rinse.
You gently rub the stuff into your face, right on top of your makeup, then rinse.
CTI introduces Crystal Rinse, an extraction cleaner designed to fight rapid re- soiling .
Balancing that downer is this lesson, learned late in 2011: It only takes a quick rinse to salvage sparkly turnips.
Removable jets allow for easy priming and rinsing of lines.
Rinse, drain and hull the strawberries.
Peel the tomatillos and rinse until no longer sticky.
The new Sony Walkman W250 can survive a rain-soaked run or a rinse in the sink.
The device, which has a player with 1.68GB of storage built into the headset, can survive a rain-soaked run or a rinse in the sink.
2 15-ounce cans white bean s, drained and rinsed.
Small capers, drained and rinsed 1 tsp.
2 cans black beans , drained and rinsed.
Can cannellini beans , drained and rinsed 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled 1-14.5 oz.
One 15-ounce (425 g) can black beans , rinsed and drained.
1 turkey, thawed and rinsed 1-12 oz.

In science:

Additional tests were done on the second of the two single-cell cavities while commissioning the facilities at NSCL for etching, high-pressure rinsing, clean assembly, RF testing, and helium processing of superconducting cavities.
Status Report on Multi-Cell Superconducting Cavity Development for Medium-Velocity Beams
The final preparation steps were etching of an additional 60 mm from the inner surface and high-pressure rinsing with ultra-pure water in a clean room to remove particulates from the inside surface of the cavity.
Status Report on Multi-Cell Superconducting Cavity Development for Medium-Velocity Beams
The second cavity was etched to remove 150 mm and rinsed with the high-pressure water; it was not fired.
Status Report on Multi-Cell Superconducting Cavity Development for Medium-Velocity Beams
In between tests, the cavity was etched again to remove another 50 mm from the inner surface and the high-pressure water rinsing was repeated.
Status Report on Multi-Cell Superconducting Cavity Development for Medium-Velocity Beams
The final filter on the highpressure rinsing system (between the pump and the nozzle) was temporarily unavailable at the time of this rinse.
Status Report on Multi-Cell Superconducting Cavity Development for Medium-Velocity Beams