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English noun: rinse

1. rinse (substance) a liquid preparation used on wet hair to give it a tint

Broader (hypernym)hair coloring, hair dye

2. rinse (act) the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing


Broader (hypernym)remotion, removal

Part meronymlavation, wash, washing

3. rinse (act) the act of giving a light tint to the hair

Broader (hypernym)hair coloring

4. rinse (act) washing lightly without soap

Broader (hypernym)lavation, wash, washing

English verb: rinse

1. rinse (contact) wash off soap or remaining dirt

ExamplesThey rinse the cape

Synonymsrinse off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)launder, wash

Narrower (hyponym)flush, purge, scour

2. rinse (contact) clean with some chemical process

ExamplesThey rinse the cape


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)process, serve, swear out

Narrower (hyponym)elute

Verb grouplaunder, wash, wash, wash, wash away, wash off, wash out

3. rinse (body) rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash

SamplesGargle with this liquid.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)lave, wash

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