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English definition of “rinse”

rinse

verb [I or T] (CLEAN)    /rɪns/
to use water to clean the soap or dirt from something: First apply shampoo to hair and then rinse thoroughly . There was no soap , so I just rinsed my hands with water .Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
(Definition of rinse verb (CLEAN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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