dry cleaning


: the cleansing of fabrics with substantially nonaqueous organic solvents
: 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 Care Depending on the material, some comforters are machine washable (typically in cold water), while others require air drying, spot cleaning, or dry cleaning. Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Nov. 2023 Hello Alfred positioned itself as a twice-weekly concierge for your house, picking up dry cleaning, straightening up, and delivering groceries for a $99 a month fee. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2023 Just keep in mind that dry cleaning costs will add up over time, whereas machine washing is easier on the purse strings. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 7 Jan. 2024 Care Instructions Some duvet covers are machine washable and dryable, while others require hand washing or dry cleaning. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 7 Jan. 2024 Gourmet in-room dining, luggage packing and unpacking, turndown and shoeshine services, laundry and dry cleaning, and a bath and pillow menu are all part of the elevated experience. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 1 Jan. 2024 Jobs were lost in June in education and health services, as well as in the other services segment, which includes repair and maintenance activities, dry cleaning, and laundry services, among others. Globe Columnist, BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2023 Note that the brand recommends machine washing it on cold or dry cleaning. Laura Fenton, wsj.com, 20 Dec. 2023 That Only Weighs 4 Pounds Is Just $50 at Amazon The device comes with two kinds of reusable mop pads that can be used for wet and dry cleaning. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 19 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Dry cleaning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20cleaning. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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