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rinse someone or something down

to wash or clean someone or something with water or other fluid. I rinsed him down for an hour and still didn't get the smell of skunk off him. I had to rinse down the driveway.
See also: down, rinse

rinse someone or something off

to wash or clean someone or something by flushing with water or other fluid. Mother rinsed the baby off and dried him with a soft towel. She rinsed off the baby.
See also: off, rinse

rinse someone's mouth out (with soap)

 and wash someone's mouth out (with soap)
Fig. to punish one by washing one's mouth out with soap, especially for using foul language. (Usually a jocular threat.) If you say that again, I'll rinse your mouth out with soap. I will wash out your mouth if you swear.
See also: mouth, out, rinse

rinse something down (with something)

to wash something down one's throat with a liquid; to follow something that one has eaten with a drink to aid its going down. Alice rinsed the cheeseburger down with a milkshake. She rinsed down the sandwich with a drink.
See also: down, rinse

rinse something out

1. to clean cloth or clothing partially by immersing it in water and squeezing it out. Can you please rinse this rag out? It's all dirty. Please rinse out your clothes to make sure there is no soap left in them.
2. to launder something delicate, such as feminine underwear, using a mild soap. I have to go rinse a few things out. After I rinse out some things, I will be right with you.
3. to clean the inside of a container partially by flushing it out with water. Rinse the bottle out and throw it away. Rinse out the bottle and throw it away.
See also: out, rinse

rinse something out of something

to remove something from something by flushing it with water. See if you can rinse the dirt out of this jacket. I can't rinse out the dirt.
See also: of, out, rinse

rinse something with something

to flush something with some fluid. You should rinse your clothes in milk or tomato juice to remove the smell of the skunk. Please rinse the stain with cold water.
See also: rinse

rinse off

1. To remove dirt, soap, or some other residue from the surface of something by washing with water or other liquid: Please rinse off the detergent before you dry the dishes. I rinsed the soap off the frying pan.
2. To wash something lightly with water or other liquid to remove residue: I rinsed the dishes off and put them in the rack to dry. I rinsed off the deck chairs with a hose.
See also: off, rinse

rinse out

1. To remove dirt, soap, or some other residue within something by washing with water or other liquid: I rinsed the soap out of the rags. Take these old cans and rinse out the dirt. I used turpentine on the brushes to rinse the paint out.
2. To wash something lightly with water or other liquid to remove residue from within it: I rinsed out the glasses and put them on the rack to dry. The inside of the bowl was full of dust, so I rinsed it out before I used it.
See also: out, rinse
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The key ingredient in the rinse is fluoride, a mineral that strengthens teeth to help prevent decay and permanent tooth loss by absorbing into weakened tooth surfaces to rebuild the enamel.
The company offers a wide range of dental office products such as Colgate Platinum(R) Professional Whitening Systems as well as prescription brand leaders in home Fluoride treatments under the PreviDent(R) name, and Chlorhexidine rinse under the Periogard(R) name.
It will be applied by an electrostatic application to beef carcasses, followed by a water rinse to remove harmful bacteria that may still be present on the surface of the beef.
The Assur-Rinse(TM) anti-microbial rinse is used at a critical point during processing when potentially harmful bacteria are exposed on the outer surface of a beef carcass.
One of the pioneering treatments, based on such a mouth rinse, has been used for more than 10 years in the experimental management of people with otherwise rampant, uncontrollable tooth decay.
In adittion, use of a post-brushing rinse should be advisable, as it can significantly decrease the amount of F ingested and absorbed [Sjogren et al.
A [chi square] test (2-sided) was used to test trends for annual percent of Salmonella Enteritidis isolates among Salmonella-positive broiler rinses and all analyzed broiler rinses, respectively.
This paper profiles the cost and the profitability potential associated with recycling and reuse of ultrapure rinse waters left over from semiconductor wafer-rinsing processes.
Novel chewing gum, toothpastes, or mouth rinses take advantage of complicated techniques to add back the minerals that acid has chewed away.
Gala's high-pressure spray system rinses dirty flake first using slurry water from the wash stage.
Product coverage: toothpaste, manual toothbrushes, mouthwashes/dental rinses, denture care, mouth fresheners, dental floss, power toothbrushes
The answer is that a variety of both prescription and over-the-counter mouth rinses can boost the effectiveness of brushing and flossing.
As part of today's public launch event at the Millenium Hilton in New York City, Geraldine Ferraro will contribute a sample of her DNA to Bank On A Cure through a simple, painless procedure known as "swish and rinse.
My initial reaction here is, You can lead your hound to Heska, but you can't make him rinse.