dry-cleaning

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:
1810–20

dry-cleaning, adjective
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dry-clean

[drahy-kleen]
verb (used with object)
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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dry-clean
 
vb
(tr) to clean (clothing, fabrics, etc) with a solvent other than water, such as trichloroethylene
 
dry-'cleaner
 
n
 
dry-'cleaning
 
n

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