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English noun: wick

1. wick (artifact) any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action

SamplesThe physician put a wick in the wound to drain it.

Broader (hypernym)cord

2. wick (artifact) a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame


Broader (hypernym)cord

Narrower (hyponym)candlewick

Part meronymcandle, kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, oil lamp, taper, wax light

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