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 Generous on-site benefits give those workers little reason to leave for a meal, a trip to the bank or even to get dry cleaning. Washington Post, "Beautiful, perk-filled and mostly empty: What the future holds for tech’s billion-dollar headquarters," 2 Oct. 2020 And perks like office gyms, dry cleaning pickups and free snacks lose some of their luster if people are spending more time in their home offices. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, "Here's how the pandemic has changed work forever," 21 Dec. 2020 Keep in mind that the price tag on your gown doesn't include alteration fees, accessories, your veil, shipping, sales tax, or any post-wedding dry cleaning and preservation. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "When & How to Shop for a Wedding Dress—This Year and Next," 14 Dec. 2020 Other materials used will dictate if the piece is machine-washable or more high-maintenance and requires dry cleaning. Lauren Levy, NBC News, "9 best women's winter coats 2020: Best winter jackets for women," 16 Dec. 2020 The Scott Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, a 2019 RCA winner, has plenty of room to spread out and set up shop outside your hotel room, plus convenient amenities like free bicycle rentals and a dry cleaning service. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, "Expedia Is Offering Two-Week Remote Work Trips for $20.20," 10 Dec. 2020 The Ben, a new waterfront hotel in West Palm Beach, has been emphasizing its dog-friendliness, the fast speed of its WiFi and dry cleaning and other amenities to attract mobile young professionals. Lois K. Solomon, sun-sentinel.com, "The new snowbird: Young, and working remotely to wait out the pandemic," 5 Dec. 2020 The dry cleaning market is yet another industry that has accelerated the adoption of contactless service methods as coronavirus cases continue to rise across Maryland. Penelope Blackwell, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Amid coronavirus, Westminster laundromat adds contactless dry cleaning service for Carroll County residents," 4 Dec. 2020 Linick was investigating claims that Pompeo made an aide walk his dog, pick up his dry cleaning, and make dinner reservations for him and his wife, among other errands. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "Pompeo family mixed personal and official business in State Department, emails show," 29 Oct. 2020

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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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15 Feb 2021

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“Dry cleaning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20cleaning. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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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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