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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 study did not include a negative control, and the rinsing time, rinsing amount, and concentration (positive control only) were not reported.
2013) that the mechanisms behind improvements with CHO mouth rinsing during sprinting are likely central, as PPO was greater early in the sprint in the CHO trial, suggesting an ability of the CHO mouth rinse to improve performance when participants are in a nonfatigued state (the absence of significant phosphocreatine depletion).
Rinsing with water prior to use or waiting 30 minutes after brushing is recommended.
The commonly employed method of evaluating the effectiveness of oral antiseptics by cleaning the teeth, asking the volunteers to follow a prescribed regimen of mouth rinsing, and then testing the effectiveness after a period of time was not used in this study because ozone machines could not be given to all of the volunteers to prepare fresh ozonated water for rinsing.
The effect of different combinations of dentifrices and rinsing protocols (groups) was tested using ANOVA, considering volunteers as a source of variation.
On some wash/wear fabrics it may be necessary to let stand for several hours before rinsing, then launder as usual.
Smoothing plain yogurt on a sunburned face and shoulders and rinsing with cool water will also help.
Even though we have a hot air dryer at the end of the rinse section, I have noticed moisture on some of our more dense assemblies after the cleaning and rinsing process.
And use paper towels, not dishcloths, to clean up any spilled meat juices and to dry the turkey after rinsing.
The DRS system operates without effluents occurring, meaning that the treated parts are rinsed thoroughly, using a minimum of fresh water in a cascade washing system, and the relatively small amount of rinsing water can be processed very economically.
The new order is for a RotaClean SR/AC 36-head bottle rinsing system.
The financial analysis was performed under the assumption that a rate of 500 gallons per minute of ultrapure water is needed throughout the year for wafer rinsing.
If the whirligig beetle Dineutes hornii makes its precious slime supply last until the fish gives up rinsing, the beetle swims away free.
Double rinsing is common, using either deionized water for spot free parts, or adding corrosion inhibitor in the final rinse if rusting is a problem.