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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 effect of a water rinse after brushing with low-F dentifrice on the salivary F bioavailability was compared with a conventional dentifrice.
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That means a 30-to-45-second scrub, followed by a rinse and another 30-to-45-second scrub," says Tierno.
Then use undiluted detergent or soap and rinse well, if needed.
When aqueous cleaning of assemblies is required after soldering, the rinse and dry cycles of the cleaning process are very important to the production of clean, uncontaminated PWAs.
This system, with a total length of approximately 5 m, consists of a salt bath and water rinse basin.
The unit can also be supplied with a system to recycle filtered water for re-use as an aid to minimising wastage of rinse water.
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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.
An important part of the cleaning process is the rinse stage.
My initial reaction here is, You can lead your hound to Heska, but you can't make him rinse.
After this waiting period, damp-mop with a diluted mild floor cleaner and rinse with clean water to remove any smudges or residue left over from installation.
Large flake is important for this rinse stage because small flake would wash out through the screen.