from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make or become dry by rolling about in the heated rotating drum of a clothes dryer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to dry in a tumble dryer
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I love silk and cashmere and have never had a problem hand-washing or machine-washing any articles that say "Dry Clean Only" - just use cool water and mild soap (not detergent) and set your machine on 'delicates', then tumble-dry on the 'air' setting or hang to dry.
As I found out when a tryst went tumble-dry in Rome thanks to a text message about G8 protests in Genoa.
Usually you can tumble-dry triacetate; use the permanent-press cycle at medium to low temperatures to take advantage of the cool-down period, and remove the items promptly.
That was her first thought when she opened her eyes: her entire body felt like one big bruise, like she'd gone through the tumble-dry cycle on a clothes dryer.
Should be willing / able to tumble-dry clothes anyway, just so we don't catch pneumonia from otherwise attractive Zen abstraction.
"Gosh, do you tumble-dry all your laundry, then?" wondered a typically pious correspondent.
When he tried to justify this ecological hate crime by citing an admittedly dubious 2005 report - which claimed that reusable nappies were no better for the environment, assuming you boil-wash and tumble-dry them - the Mumsnetters charged, and brought him down.
Should be willing/able to tumble-dry clothes anyway, just so we don’t catch pneumonia from otherwise attractive Zen abstraction.