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American English: /rɪns/
British English: /rɪns/

Translation of rinse in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (wash)
    rinse the tealeaves down the sink
    echa las hojas de té por el desagüe y deja correr el agua
    Example sentences
    • Wash the face piece in detergent and water, rinse it thoroughly, and dry it in a well-ventilated area.
    • Thoroughly rinse the tank with clean water for a minimum of 5 minutes, flushing water through the boom and hoses.
    • She ran the faucet one last time and ran her hands under the stream of water, rinsing them clean of the variety of juices from the messy food.
    Example sentences
    • Quickly, Darren rinsed out his glass and stood by up the fridge, waiting for his father.
    • Then I gulped down my lukewarm milk, rinsed out the glass in the sink, drank two cups of cold water, and rinsed the glass a final time before heading out into the living room.
    • I rose quickly from my chair and rinsed out my bowl.

intransitive verb


  • 1 (wash) to give something a rinse
    enjuagar algo
    darle un enjuague a algo
    Example sentences
    • Bags were subjected to 10 cold-water rinse cycles in a washing machine at a low water level.
    • Clothes can be softened by adding baking soda during the rinse cycle.
    • After a quick rinse in the sink, he stuck the dirty dishes in the dishwasher.
  • 3 (tint)
    tintura (feminine) (no permanente)
    she's had a blue rinse
    se ha dado reflejos azules
    Example sentences
    • Generally, there isn't a difference in the prices charged by salons between men and women for full head colour rinses if they both have roughly the same amount of hair.
    • Mike, Greg, and Peter all sport groovy perms while Bobby is finally able to give up the rinse and show off his natural hair color.
    • It was the smell of shampoo and cream rinse, mixed together.

Phrasal verbs

rinse down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

rinse off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

rinse out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(clothes) (to remove soap) enjuagar
aclarar (Spain)
to rinse out one's mouth
enjuagarse la boca
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