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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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It is noted for its breathability and moisture wicking properties.
How important are antimicrobial and wicking materials incorporated into today's fabrics?
This, combined with strong wicking, wear comfort and drape properties, make NatureWorks fibers a very attractive choice for the active apparel market.
This new testing showed that the fabric containing NatureWorks fibers - although not microdenier - was equal in performance to the polyester fabric in terms of moisture transport and wicking.