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waterlog

[waw-ter-lawg, -log, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg, ˈwɒt ər-/
verb (used with object), waterlogged, waterlogging.
1.
to cause (a boat, ship, etc.) to become uncontrollable as a result of flooding.
2.
to soak, fill, or saturate with water so as to make soggy or useless.
verb (used without object), waterlogged, waterlogging.
3.
to become saturated with water.
Origin of waterlog
1770-1780
First recorded in 1770-80; apparently back formation from waterlogged
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waterlog

v.

1779, from water (n.1) + log (n.); the notion is of "reduce to a log-like condition."

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