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dry cleaner

noun
1.
a business that dry-cleans garments, draperies, etc.
2.
a person who owns or operates such an establishment.
3.
a liquid solvent used in dry cleaning.
Origin of dry cleaner
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • He had wrapped it in a plastic bag in which his trousers had been returned by the dry cleaner.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • A wise "dry cleaner" will have nothing to do with such silks, lest he should be held responsible for these holes.

    Makers of Many Things Eva March Tappan

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