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RINSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rinse mean? 

RINSE (noun)
  The noun RINSE has 4 senses:

1. a liquid preparation used on wet hair to give it a tint
2. the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
3. the act of giving a light tint to the hair
4. washing lightly without soap

  Familiarity information: RINSE used as a noun is uncommon.


RINSE (verb)
  The verb RINSE has 3 senses:

1. wash off soap or remaining dirt
2. clean with some chemical process
3. rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash

  Familiarity information: RINSE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RINSE (noun)


Sense 1rinse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A liquid preparation used on wet hair to give it a tint

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("rinse" is a kind of...):

hair coloring; hair dye (a dye or tint for the hair)


Sense 2rinse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

rinsing; rinse

Hypernyms ("rinse" is a kind of...):

remotion; removal (the act of removing)

Holonyms ("rinse" is a part of...):

lavation; wash; washing (the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water))


Sense 3rinse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of giving a light tint to the hair

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("rinse" is a kind of...):

hair coloring (the act of dyeing or tinting one's hair)


Sense 4rinse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Washing lightly without soap

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("rinse" is a kind of...):

lavation; wash; washing (the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water))


RINSE (verb)


Sense 1rinse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wash off soap or remaining dirt

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

rinse; rinse off

Hypernyms (to "rinse" is one way to...):

launder; wash (cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rinse"):

flush; purge; scour (rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They rinse the cape


Sense 2rinse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clean with some chemical process

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

wash; rinse

Hypernyms (to "rinse" is one way to...):

process; serve; swear out (deliver a warrant or summons to someone)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "rinse"):

elute (wash out with a solvent, as in chromatography)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They rinse the cape


Sense 3rinse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

gargle; rinse

Context example:

gargle with this liquid

Hypernyms (to "rinse" is one way to...):

lave; wash (cleanse (one's body) with soap and water)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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