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 benefits include a dry cleaning allowance, a stipend for wearing body cameras, and bonuses for earning college degrees. Michael Levenson, BostonGlobe.com, "Raises for Methuen officers are astronomical — and a surprise for the city," 25 June 2018 Kim’s shop does no dry cleaning on the premises, but a former dry cleaner did so at that site decades ago, according to Oakland County health officials. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "In upscale Franklin and statewide, toxic vapors from underground pose health threats," 7 Mar. 2018 Services and events on offer will include dry cleaning, apartment cleaning, dog walking, community dinners, walking groups, and film nights in a communal room. Michael Taylor, The Christian Science Monitor, "Won't you be my neighbor: Melbourne experiments with community-led housing," 11 July 2018 Each guest is pampered too, assigned a personal concierge to pick up dry cleaning, book dinner reservations and snag tickets to the Dodgers or, if preferred, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "Welcome to L.A.'s luxury hotel boom, featuring $20,000 suites and James Bond exotic cars," 19 Apr. 2018 An’s four young owners are playfully keeping the wash-and-fold theme of the former laundry and dry cleaning business. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "3 new restaurants to try in San Diego right now: Monzù, j/wata, An's Dry Cleaning," 5 July 2018 His aides were also asked to pick up his dry cleaning — all on taxpayer dime, of course. Alessandra Potenza, The Verge, "A short history of Scott Pruitt’s scandals from the big to the bizarre," 11 June 2018 The dry cleaning chain is known for its same-day, one-price business model in which customers can have clothing items cleaned for a flat rate of $2.29. Randy Tucker, Cincinnati.com, "Zips dry cleaners promises same-day service for one low price: $2.29," 11 June 2018 Staff members have access to an onsite gym, daycare and cafe as well as chair massages, food vendors and services, such as dry cleaning. 20. azcentral, "Top Companies to Work for in Arizona 2018-Large Companies," 7 June 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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