dry cleaning

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

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

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

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First Known Use of dry cleaning

1855


DRY CLEANING Defined for English Language Learners

dry cleaning

noun

Definition of dry cleaning for English Language Learners

  • : the process of cleaning cloth with special chemicals instead of water

  • : clothing or cloth items that have been dry-cleaned


DRY CLEANING Defined for Kids

dry cleaning

noun

Definition of dry cleaning for Students

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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