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What is "Wicking" - Definition & Explanation

Movement of moisture within a fabric by capillary action, usually along the filament surface, to where it can evaporate quickly.
Refers to the ability of a fabric to move moisture (sweat) away from the skin to the outer layer of fabric where it can evaporate more easily thus helping to keep the skin dry. Used in activewear and high performance fabrics.
Dispersing or spreading of moisture or liquid through a given area by capillary action in a material.

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