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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
1810-1820
1810-20; back formation from dry cleaning
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British Dictionary definitions for dry-clean

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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