Definitions

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  • adj. Not washable.

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  • adj. not washable; damaged by washing; -- used mostly of clothing, especially clothing that must be cleaned by a dry-cleaning process. Opposite of washable.

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  • adj. not washable

Etymologies

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non- +‎ washable

Examples

  • Try to clean spots and soil on nonwashable wallpaper, after dusting or vacuuming, by rubbing them gently with commercial wallpaper-cleaning putty Absorene seems to be the only one left or an art-gum eraser, or—the old home remedy—a wadded-up piece of fresh, soft, moist bread.

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  • Wallpaper today is classified, and usually labeled, as “washable” or “scrubbable” or “nonwashable.”

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  • If the stain is on a nonwashable fabric, take it to the dry cleaner as soon as possible.

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  • On nonwashable wallpaper, first try to press out as much grease as you can with a paper towel, being careful not to spread the stain.

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  • You can also try to remove pencil marks and a variety of other spots on nonwashable paper with a commercial putty cleaner.

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  • Frequent vacuuming or dusting of nonwashable wallpaper is especially important.

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  • Before washing, you should remove any nonwashable pieces, such as trims and wooden buttons.

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  • Remove nonwashable contaminated materials such as carpeting.

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