[waw-ter-lawgd, -logd, wot-er-]
- so filled or flooded with water as to be heavy or unmanageable, as a ship.
- excessively saturated with or as if with water: waterlogged ground; waterlogged with fatigue.
Origin of waterlogged
[waw-ter-lawg, -log, wot-er-]
- to cause (a boat, ship, etc.) to become uncontrollable as a result of flooding.
- to soak, fill, or saturate with water so as to make soggy or useless.
- to become saturated with water.
Origin of waterlog
First recorded in 1770–80; apparently back formation from waterlogged
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Examples from the Web for waterlogged
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She rose up in that waterlogged cart like a Statue of Liberty.Cape Cod Stories
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She does not roll as though she was waterlogged in any degree.Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound
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But now he saw that what he had mistaken for a waterlogged sunken hulk was indeed an under-sea boat, a submarine and a big one.The Radio Detectives
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- saturated with water
- (of a vessel still afloat) having taken in so much water as to be unmanageable
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Word Origin and History for waterlogged
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