Dry cleaning is a process that cleans clothing and textiles without water. Rather, the cleaning fluid that is used is a liquid, and all garments are immersed and cleaned in a liquid solvent.
Did you know? Dry cleaning is believed to have originated in France in 1828 when a factory worker spilled lamp oil, a flammable petroleum-based solvent, on a soiled tablecloth. When the tablecloth dried, the spots had disappeared.