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1. To wash lightly.
2. A solution used for irrigation or bathing.

mouth rinse

A flavored or medicated solution swirled in the mouth, used to treat halitosis, oral infections, apthous ulcers, stomatitis, or dental biofilm (plaque).


Some alcoholics may occasionally abuse alcohol-based mouth rinses.

sodium fluoride rinse

A 0.05% aqueous solution of sodium fluoride also containing coloring and flavoring agents, used as a mouth rinse to help prevent dental caries.
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rinsed and crisped 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions (including green tops) 12 ounces shelled cooked tiny shrimp, rinsed 1/4 cup thinly slivered red or pink pickled ginger (see notes)
50 micrograms of soluble arsenic rinsed from their hands--more than five times as much as the children who did not play on treated structures.
This di-functionality allows the surfactant molecule to create an oil-water emulsion that is easily rinsed away.
To oven-dry blueberries, spread rinsed and patted-dry berries in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake in center of a very low preheated 175-degree F oven four to five hours (depending on the amount of moisture in the berries), advises Dannenberg, adding that they should look like little raisins when done.
Multi-stage rinsing is achieved using Linnhoff compact rinse units in which the barrel is rinsed several times in a single station using progressively cleaner rinse water circulated from compartment pumping tanks.
Experimentally stir-fried lean ground beef lost about 18 percent of its cholesterol, whereas oil-fried batches lost 39 to 49 percent of their cholesterol, report the Boston University researchers, who drained and rinsed both batches identically.
Gastroscopes, colonoscopes, bronchoscopes and other heat-sensitive flexible endoscopes are disinfected and manually rinsed with water to insure the removal of all residual liquid chemical germicide prior to use with patients.
1 whole chicken (about 3 pounds), giblets removed and reserved for another use, chicken rinsed and patted dry with paper towels
beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup lower-sodium tomato
And if printed circuit boards are rinsed in impure water, salts deposited between the tracks can cause short circuits and mar the electrical performance of the boards.
At the start of each test, the subjects rinsed their mouth with coffee, cola or distilled water.