wicking


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wicking

[′wik·iŋ]
(engineering)
The flow of solder under the insulation of covered wire.

wicking

The action of absorption by means of capillary action.
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Also, most brands use topically applied chemicals to enhance wicking that washes out after 5-10 washings.
It is noted for its breathability and moisture wicking properties.
For designers, manufacturers and athletes, this means a viable new apparel option that features superior wicking, moisture management and odor and flame resistance as well as less impact on the environment.