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wick

wick

 
pronunciation:
wIk
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cord or tape of loosely bunched, braided, or woven fibers that, in a candle, oil lamp, or the like, draws up fuel by capillary action to be burned at its upper end.
 
similar words:
mantle, taper
definition 2: a device that similarly draws fluid by capillary action.