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dry-clean

(drī′klēn′)

tr.v. dry-cleaned, dry-clean·ing, dry-cleans

To clean (clothing or fabrics) with chemical solvents that have little or no water.


dry cleaner n.

dry cleaning n.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

dry′ clean′ing

n.

1. the cleaning of garments, fabrics, draperies, etc., with chemicals rather than with water.

2. garments and other items for such cleaning.

[1810–20]

dry′-clean′, v.t.

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Noun 1. dry cleaning – the act of cleaning (fabrics) with a solvent other than water

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