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wicking

Infectious disease Enhanced penetration of liquids, and small pathogens, through minute holes in latex membranes–eg, surgical gloves, which may develop when washed with surfactants, an effect that militates against the re-use of certain materials
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Also, most brands use topically applied chemicals to enhance wicking that washes out after 5-10 washings.
They basically said, 'We have to invent a fiber that has exit and entrance.' It is noted for its breathability and moisture wicking properties.
Dip the wick(s) into the hot tallow, withdraw, and allow the coated wicking to air-harden for a moment.