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tr.v. rinsed, rins·ing, rins·es
1. To wash lightly with water.
2. To remove (soap, for example) by washing lightly in water.
1. The act of washing lightly.
2. A solution, such as water, used in rinsing.
3. A solution used in coloring or conditioning the hair.

[Middle English rincen, from Old French rincier, from Vulgar Latin *recentiāre, from Latin recēns, recent-, fresh; see recent.]

rins′a·ble, rins′i·ble adj.
rins′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rinsing - the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washingrinsing - the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
lavation, washing, wash - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
remotion, removal - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
References in classic literature ?
And so saying the Darning-needle raised herself up so proudly that she fell out of the dress, right into the sink which the cook was rinsing out.
Jasper only rinses his mouth once, and casts forth the rinsing.
A cocoanut goblet of water was passed around the juvenile company, who rinsing their mouths with its contents, proceeded to the business before them.
I rattle the tongs, but even this does not satisfy them, so back into the desk go my papers, and now what you hear is not the scrape of a pen but the rinsing of pots and pans, or I am making beds, and making them thoroughly, because after I am gone my mother will come (I know her) and look suspiciously beneath the coverlet.
Well, after this they can't say I don't never give my dogs a bath," Davis remarked from the sink, where he was rinsing his arms.
I never thought I should like to wash dishes, but I do," said Rose, as she sat in a boat after supper lazily rinsing plates in the sea, and rocking luxuriously as she wiped them.
Two towers she passed before she came at last to the stream, and here again was she temperate, drinking but little and that very slowly, contenting herself with rinsing her mouth frequently and bathing her face, her hands, and her feet; and even though the night was cold, as Martian nights are, the sensation of refreshment more than compensated for the physical discomfort of the low temperature.
She was behind the counter in a refreshment-room, poor innocent, rinsing wine-glasses, and singing over her work.
3) Likewise, it is known these processes include effective rinsing, as confirmed by the analytical analyses such as ion chromatography (IC) and undercomponent visual inspection conducted by the customers.
Walther Trowal is the first supplier of mass finishing equipment who brings a new line of TT centrifugal disk finishing machines to the market with spinner and wear ring completely made from polyurethane and a rinsing system for the gap between spinner and stationary work bowl.
Asa result, water-usage and water-heating bills have been significantly reduced and more effective control has been established over the total jar heating and rinsing process.
3) Therapeutic oral rinsing has been advanced, most recently in the updated Canadian Dental Hygienists Association's (CDHA) position statement on oral rinsing, as an important component of home care routines to optimize oral hygiene.