dry cleaning

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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.
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dry′ clean′ing

1. the cleaning of garments, fabrics, draperies, etc., with chemicals rather than with water.
2. garments and other items for such cleaning.
dry′-clean′, v.t.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dry cleaning - the act of cleaning (fabrics) with a solvent other than water
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
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[ClickPress, Fri Mar 01 2013] Environmentally friendly dry cleaning methods, outrageous customer service and marketing are the foundation upon which Lapels Dry Cleaning has built its franchise in the U.S.
Anybody can Google that to find out how dry cleaning is done.
North East dry cleaning firm RML, better known for dry cleaning brands Luxdon, Jonathans and Euroclean, has launched Cleaners for Causes - a new cleaning service which raises money for charities across the region.
1, 2030, to complete the transition to dry cleaning machines that use less harmful solutions.