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wicking

[ wik-ing ]

noun

  1. material for wicks. wick.


wicking

/ ˈwɪkɪŋ /

adjective

  1. acting to move moisture by capillary action from the inside to the surface

    wicking fabric



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Word History and Origins

Origin of wicking1

First recorded in 1840–50; wick 1 + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

Meanwhile, hot water can actually melt some of the fibers in next-to-skin fabrics like baselayers, which limits their wicking abilities.

My new favorite is this cap from Ciele built with wicking recycled fabric on the sides and back and breathable mesh up top.

Good socks do the opposite, wicking moisture, reducing friction, regulating temperature, and generally staying put.

I expected this downhill-specific jersey to be thick and stiff, but it’s surprisingly comfortable and airy, thanks to Polartec’s Delta fabric, which is superb at wicking moisture and promoting airflow.

Important features to look for are impact safety construction, interior adjustment for optimal fit, soft wicking interior lining fabrics.

The second form is called the “wick” carburetor because the air stream was passed over or through saturated wicking.

To-night, Hannah, we will measure the candle wicking for we shall be busy the greater part of to-morrow with the dipping.

The time was towards the close of the Wicking-tide, and the world was becoming hard for simple folk.

She thrust the wicking into the coals, and on the iron stalk a flame-flower sprang into huge blossom.

The titmouse took the cotton and would have taken the wicking, I think, if it had not been fastened in too tight for her.

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