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dry cleaning

noun
1.
the cleaning of garments, fabrics, draperies, etc., with any of various chemicals rather than water.
2.
garments for cleaning in this way.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
Related forms
dry-cleaning, adjective

dry-clean

[drahy-kleen] /ˈdraɪˈklin/
verb (used with object)
1.
to clean (garments, draperies, rugs, etc.) with a liquid other than water, as benzine or gasoline.
Origin
1810-20; back formation from dry cleaning
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  • If the buyers get such a steep discount they can spring for dry cleaning.
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  • The hotel offers an on-site fitness center, outdoor pool, laundry facilities and same-day dry cleaning pickup.
  • Room service is available and the hotel offers a dry cleaning service.
  • View the price list for laundry and dry cleaning services to avoid any nasty shocks when your clothes are returned.
  • The hotel provides numerous accommodations, including dry cleaning and free parking.
  • The hotel features a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a playground and same-day dry cleaning.
  • Other hotel amenities include a business center, on-site fitness equipment as well as dry cleaning and laundry services.
  • Other hotel amenities include a fitness room, pool, laundry facility and valet dry cleaning services.
  • Other amenities include an indoor pool, on-site self-service laundry, dry cleaning and laundry pickup service.
British Dictionary definitions for dry cleaning

dry-clean

verb
1.
(transitive) to clean (clothing, fabrics, etc) with a solvent other than water, such as trichloroethylene
Derived Forms
dry-cleaner, noun
dry-cleaning, noun
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