I. transitive verb (rinsed; rinsing) Etymology: Middle English rincen, from Anglo-French rincer, alteration of Old French recincier, from Vulgar Latin *recentiare, from Latin recent-, recens fresh, recent Date: 14th century 1. to cleanse by flushing with liquid (as water) — often used with out <
rinse out the mouth
2. a. to cleanse (as of soap used in washing) by clear water b. to treat (hair) with a rinse 3. to remove (dirt or impurities) by washing lightly or in water only • rinser noun II. noun Date: 1837 1. the act or process of rinsing 2. a. liquid used for rinsing b. a solution that temporarily tints hair

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