dry cleaning


Definition of dry cleaning

1 : the cleansing of fabrics with substantially nonaqueous organic solvents
2 : something that is dry-cleaned

Examples of dry cleaning in a Sentence

I can pick up the dry cleaning on my way home.

Recent Examples on the Web

Avoid dry cleaning your clothes as much as possible, as chemicals used in the process can trigger eczema. Talia Abbas, SELF, "11 Tips for How to Treat Eczema During the Winter," 7 Jan. 2019 Here’s what works in retail: bars, hair salons and dry cleaning. WSJ, "Immigrants Are the Best Tenants," 4 Nov. 2018 Our custom vehicle is engineered to make delivery of everything more accessible — from groceries to pet food, prescription drugs to dry cleaning. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Self-driving delivery startup Nuro releases its voluntary safety report," 13 Sep. 2018 The corporate campuses of the Bay Area’s technology companies have become independent fiefs with dry cleaning, gyms, doctors, shuttle buses and bountiful free meals, made by the best chefs poached from the region’s famous restaurants. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "San Francisco officials to tech workers: Leave the office, buy your lunch," 31 July 2018 Employees can enjoy a concierge service for services such as dry cleaning, meal catering, childcare arrangements or automobile services. azcentral, "Top Companies to Work for in Arizona 2018-Large Companies," 7 June 2018 By his own account, Mr. Rechnitz started slowly at Africa Israel, fetching coffee and picking up dry cleaning for its New York chief executive. Alan Feuer, New York Times, "Tracking Graft, From the Bootlegger to the Mayor," 27 Apr. 2018 Resident services include 24-hour dry cleaning, automated package room, bicycle storage with repair and washing stations, and on-site garage with charging stations. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen, chicagotribune.com, "In River North, known for its galleries, new apartment tower goes arty," 21 Mar. 2018 Duvets cannot be used without a duvet cover, and, unlike the cover, require dry cleaning as opposed to machine wash. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Ultimate Guide to the Duvet Cover," 11 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of dry cleaning

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dry cleaning was in 1855

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English Language Learners Definition of dry cleaning

: the process of cleaning cloth with special chemicals instead of water
: clothing or cloth items that have been dry-cleaned

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Kids Definition of dry cleaning

1 : the cleaning of fabrics with a substance other than water
2 : something that has been cleaned by a dry cleaner

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