wicking

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

Definition of wicking

: material for wicks

Examples of wicking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made for running and training, this polished pair is sweat-wicking, feels cool to the touch and is ultra-flattering thanks to extra Lycra and a tummy-cinching high-rise waist. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "Lululemon Canada is slashing prices during its early Black Friday sale," 26 Nov. 2020 That includes wool — one of the best fabrics for retaining heat and wicking moisture — and military surplus gear. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin winter for beginners: What to wear, do and not do," 12 Nov. 2020 Known to help keep you cool during warm weather, linen sheets resist humidity and are moisture-wicking as well as antibacterial and anti-static. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "The best linen sheets of 2020," 5 Nov. 2020 Meanwhile, in a natural process called wicking, that moisture turns to vapor as it is continuously pulled outward from minuscule air spaces between the fibers of the felt, eventually evaporating entirely. Emma Wartzman, Bon Appétit, "I Use These Wool Coasters on a Daily Basis," 5 Nov. 2020 The moisture-wicking, wrinkle-resistant vest boasts UPF 50+, which is considered an ideal level of sun protection in clothing, according to Mohiba Tareen, MD, FAAD, a clinical assistant professor of Dermatology at Columbia University. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "Amazon Prime Day 2020: Best clothing and fashion sales," 14 Oct. 2020 Promising to be anti-blister and sweat-wicking, these Rockay socks are made from 100% recycled materials and guaranteed for life. Jillian Tracy, CNN Underscored, "Everything you need to start running again," 27 Aug. 2020 Known to help keep you cool during warm weather, linen sheets resist humidity and are moisture-wicking as well as antibacterial and anti-static. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "The best linen sheets of 2020," 16 Sep. 2020 This lightweight band is moisture-wicking and sports extra cushioning for additional comfort. NBC News, "Best Apple Watch bands to buy from reputable tech retailers," 25 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of wicking

1846, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2020

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“Wicking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wicking. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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