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rinse

verb [T]  /rɪns/ us  
to use water to clean soap or dirt from something: Rinse the silverware before drying it. [M] Don’t forget to rinse the dishes off. [M] Did you rinse out your bathing suit?

rinse

noun [C usually sing]  /rɪns/ us  
A rinse is also a temporary coloring for hair.
Translations of “rinse”
in Korean 헹구다…
in Arabic يَشْطُف…
in French rincer…
in Turkish durulamak, temiz suyla yıkamak…
in Italian sciacquare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沖洗, (用清水)沖洗,涮洗,漂洗…
in Russian полоскать, промывать…
in Polish płukać…
in Spanish enjuagar, aclarar…
in Portuguese enxaguar…
in German spülen…
in Catalan esbandir…
in Japanese ~を水洗いする, すすぐ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冲洗, (用清水)冲洗,涮洗,漂洗…
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