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 The case, which took place almost two decades ago, prompted New York State to start regulating local dry cleaning businesses. Anna Ben Yehuda Rahmanan, Fortune, "What Happens to the Clothes You Forget to Pick Up From the Dry Cleaner’s?," 21 Sep. 2019 The son of German immigrants who fled the Nazis in the 1930s and later founded their own dry cleaning business in Seattle, Sondland is best known in the Pacific Northwest as the founder of the Provenance Hotels chain. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump administration bars Gordon Sondland from appearing for deposition - The Boston Globe," 9 Oct. 2019 His duties included getting coffee and picking up dry cleaning. Jeré Longman, New York Times, "The Dolphins Are Awful. Brian Flores Is Fine.," 19 Sep. 2019 But at-home dry cleaning solutions like Dryel can work in between big trips to the cleaners. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Definitive Guide to Budgeting Your Money in 2019," 17 Sep. 2019 Within the corridors are the community laundry, mail room, valet dry cleaning and package service. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen, chicagotribune.com, "Apartment Hunt: River North Park makes major enhancements to ‘remain relevant’," 1 Nov. 2019 If the dry cleaning/rent check/prescription order needs to be dropped off, Mom gets to work late, even though her workday already began many hours earlier in order to get her children out of bed, fed, dressed, and dropped at daycare. Eve Rodsky, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Hidden Cost of Women Doing It All," 7 Oct. 2019 Plastic bags provided by stores to hold meat, seafood, loose produce, or unwrapped food items, as well as newspaper bags and dry cleaning bags, are exempt from the new law. Susan Haigh, BostonGlobe.com, "Connecticut retailers preparing for new plastic bag tax," 5 July 2019 Yet dry cleaning is a business and, as such, financial matters do take center stage. Anna Ben Yehuda Rahmanan, Fortune, "What Happens to the Clothes You Forget to Pick Up From the Dry Cleaner’s?," 21 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of dry cleaning

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Dry cleaning.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20cleaning. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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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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