wick·​ing | \ ˈwi-kiŋ How to pronounce wicking (audio) \

Definition of wicking

: material for wicks

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Because our technology is moisture-wicking, waterproof, super absorbent, and leak resistant, the fluids are drawn into the layers of the [underwear]. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "I Tried Free Bleeding in Period-Proof Running Shorts," 30 Oct. 2018 These fabrics are quick-drying and sweat-wicking, essentials in the wilderness. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "7 Tips for Packing All the Right Clothing for Your First Backpacking Trip," 24 Oct. 2018 Hunter just launched her new line Quo with a single product: an active thong made from a seamless, antimicrobial, moisture-wicking, four-way-stretch polyamide and elastane hybrid. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Quo’s Active Underwear Is So Genius, You’ll Wonder How You Lived Without It," 24 Aug. 2018 The wicking properties of latex pillows also prevent overheating. Jodi Helmer, ELLE Decor, "Beddings Basics," 19 Oct. 2011 Comfortable and moisture-wicking, Fits also promise to make contact with every part of your foot. Christopher Elliott, The Seattle Times, "Travel Wise | A travel expert’s go-to advice: Pack the right socks," 13 Nov. 2018 This industry, which now includes high-end pajamas, moisture-wicking bed linens, and extravagant gadgets, makes anywhere between $30 billion and $40 billion annually, according to the consulting company McKinsey. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Getting a good night’s sleep is a luxury — and can come at a high price.," 9 Oct. 2018 Recent design advances from brands like Los Angeles–based Cover take this into account with fabrics that are moisture-wicking and breathable—a far cry from older pieces that felt heavy and looked cumbersome. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, "If You Hate Applying Sunscreen—And Getting Burned Anyway—Read This," 27 July 2018 Linen is known for its moisture-wicking and cooling properties. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "The right bedding can help you sleep soundly on hot summer nights," 29 May 2018

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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