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wick

noun [C] uk   us   /wɪk/
a piece of string in the centre of a candle, or a similar part of a light, that supplies fuel to a flame

wick

verb [T] uk   us   /wɪk/
to absorb liquid from something and remove it: These special fabrics wick moisture from athletes' skin to keep them comfortable.
Translations of “wick”
in Vietnamese bấc đèn…
in Spanish mecha…
in Thai ไส้เทียน, ไส้ตะเกียง…
in Malaysian sumbu…
in French mèche…
in German der Docht…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燭芯, 燈芯…
in Indonesian sumbu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烛芯, 灯芯…
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