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

Definition of wicking

: material for wicks

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Due to this wicking benefit, these fabrics are oil loving. Wendy Rose Gould, NBC News, "How to get the smell out of gym clothes," 11 Sep. 2019 The outer material is made from Outdoor Voices' LightSpeed fabric, which is lightweight, matte and feels like standard sweat-wicking material -- similar to the fabric used in many styles of running shorts. Noelle Ike, CNN Underscored, "This exercise dress from Outdoor Voices is equal parts practical and flattering," 9 Sep. 2019 For extra insurance, salt the sliced zucchini ahead of time to jumpstart the water-wicking process. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "How to Fix Your Relationship with Zucchini," 14 Aug. 2019 According to Vessi’s Kickstarter page, the powerful water-proofing and moisture-wicking function doesn't come from a chemical coating, but from a nano-filtering polyurethane membrane. Dan Q. Dao, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Waterproof Shoes You Can Wear for an Entire Trip," 2 Aug. 2019 With the increased popularity of moisture-wicking fabrics, Watt said the Johnnie-O brand has been a go-to for many parents for its performance polos and button-down shirts for boys. Mel Jimenez, Houston Chronicle, "Students can express individual style without breaking the dress code," 31 July 2019 Period panties, like these created by Thinx, are absorbent and moisture-wicking. Nina Avramova, CNN, "There's an effective, environmentally friendly option for people with periods, and few know about it, research says," 16 July 2019 Plus, they’re made with moisture-wicking materials to help keep you nice and dry. Christina Butan, PEOPLE.com, "Thousands of Women Love These Super Comfy Sports Bras — and You Can Get Four for Just $28," 26 July 2019 Comfortable and super soft, the tops are moisture wicking, odor resistant and antibacterial. Jean Chen Smith, Cincinnati.com, "Top 10 summer trends for 2019, from fashion to furniture," 1 July 2019

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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