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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 of dry-clean
1810-1820
1810-20; back formation from 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
Related forms
dry-cleaning, adjective
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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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