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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Most of these products have a moisture management (or wicking) component that allows sweat to evaporate quicker.
A fluid wicking overwrap substantially covers the first and second surfaces of the absorbent material.
Candle wicking can be made from cotton string such as wrapping cord.