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 However, the company is cutting its free laundry, dry cleaning and valet service for employees staying in Silicon Valley, and will readjust salaries based on the cost of living for those moving to work remotely in a new city. Matthew Kitchen, Chron, 1 June 2022 For extra protection, cover each of your pieces with a plastic dry cleaning bag. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, 6 May 2022 The only thing that gives it away as a bedroom is the bed, the nightstand and her dry cleaning flapping in the wind. Brad Mielke, ABC News, 23 Dec. 2021 Whether an employee wants to go to a soccer game, take a class during their lunch break or drop off their dry cleaning between meetings, every experience has merit. Chase Garbarino, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Take delivery services and laundry/dry cleaning, both of which use a lot of energy, where prices have risen by double digits in the past twelve months. The New Yorker, 13 Apr. 2022 Stopping the laundry and dry cleaning service for employees at Meta’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., ends a famous — if unusual — perk. New York Times, 11 Mar. 2022 But what’s a dry cleaning bill in the name of fashion? Elizabeth Holmes, ELLE, 23 Feb. 2022 Honovan Hyep got a call last Friday from one of her dry cleaning customers who works at Hancock. BostonGlobe.com, 4 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dry cleaning

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Jun 2022

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“Dry cleaning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20cleaning. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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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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