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rinse

verb [I or T] uk   us   /rɪns/

rinse verb [I or T] (CLEAN)

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.
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rinse

noun uk   us   /rɪns/
[C] the process of using water to get rid of soap or dirt: He gave the soapy dishes a rinse. She gave the dirty towel a quick rinse. [C or U] a substance that gives a temporary colour to the hair: My grandmother had a blue rinse every month.
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