Wick - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wɪk|  American pronunciation of the word wick
Brit.  |wɪk|  British pronunciation of the word wick

noun

- any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action

the physician put a wick in the wound to drain it

- a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame (syn: taper)

Examples

Almost every village has its outlying wick.

the physician put a wick in the wound to drain it

Word forms

noun
singular: wick
plural: wicks
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