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  • adj. Capable of being laundered.

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  • By these means, you can often keep launderable garments free of visible soil and heavy perspiration so that they remain fresh enough for two or more wearings before laundering.

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  • When you are worried that launderable slipcovers may shrink, wash them in cold water and either line dry or tumble on low/gentle until they are three-quarters dry, then replace them on the furniture while they are still slightly damp.

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  • Cloths, sponges, and other cleaning utensils should be used only once and then laundered in hot water with detergent and chlorine bleach or, if not launderable, washed by hand in hot, sudsy water, rinsed, and then soaked in a solution of bleach and water.

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  • All new clothes, sheets, and other household fabrics that are launderable should be washed once before they are used.

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  • After this, wash launderable clothes, linens, and household textiles when they look, feel, or smell dirty.

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  • Just be sure you are not under the impression that you are necessarily getting a long-wearing or highly launderable sheet fitted for hard, everyday use.

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  • To try to figure out whether the garment is actually launderable or cleanable in the way you intend, you should look for hints on the care label, on hang tags, and on fiber content labels, and you should examine all parts of the garment—its trim, linings, interfacings, buttons, and so on.

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  • • By sometimes laundering, by hand or machine as seems best, articles whose care labels say “Dry-clean,” when they are of a type or construction that typically is launderable.

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  • The young will deduce that these are launderable materials used as soil guards on the high-soil areas of upholstery.

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  • Because most soaps, detergents, and laundry solutions are alkaline, fabrics that tolerate alkalinity well are typically highly launderable, and those that do not tolerate alkalinity usually require dry cleaning or special handling.

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