dry cleaning

noun

Definition of dry cleaning

  1. 1 :  the cleansing of fabrics with substantially nonaqueous organic solvents

  2. 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.

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. 1 :  the cleaning of fabrics with a substance other than water

  2. 2 :  something that has been cleaned by a dry cleaner



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