Definition of dry-clean in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdrīˌklēn/


[with object] (usually be dry-cleaned)
Clean (a garment) with an organic solvent, without using water: I had my winter coat dry-cleaned recently (as noun dry cleaning) premises that offered dry cleaning
More example sentences
  • Launder or dry-clean all clothing and outerwear.
  • A legal secretary decided to use e-mail as a weapon to publicly humiliate her boss, who had asked her for £4 to dry-clean trousers on which she had accidentally spilled some tomato sauce.
  • Her dress has no label, except for the one that claims this garment should be dry-cleaned.


dry cleaner

Example sentences
  • Start off by locating the dry-cleaner and laundry service closest to where you will be staying.
  • For a place to be a convenient one to live in, there needs to be somewhere to get keys made; there needs to be a dry-cleaner; there needs to be a place to have a car repaired.
  • After my hair appointment, we had to go and pick up Chandler's suit from the dry-cleaners and stop by the bakery to pick up the cake.

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Syllabification: dry-clean

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