- also dry cleaning1) N-UNCOUNT Dry-cleaning is the action or work of dry-cleaning things such as clothes.
He owns a dry-cleaning business.2) N-UNCOUNT Dry-cleaning is things that have been dry-cleaned, or that are going to be dry-cleaned.
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