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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame; Any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action.

Usage examples (34)
  • The physician put a wick in the wound to drain it
  • A large nut shell filled with palm-oil, and containing a pith wick, is the ordinary Malay lamp.
  • I do not understand the best types of wicks to use for soy candles and massage candles, and why that particular wick is recommended.
  • The humidifier needs a replaceable 'wick' - a kind of concertina-like filter. for more
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