[ waw-ter-lawgd, -logd, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌlɔgd, -ˌlɒgd, ˈwɒt ər- /


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

1760–70; water + log1 (apparently in v. sense “(of water) to accumulate in a ship”) + -ed2

Definition for waterlogged (2 of 2)

[ waw-ter-lawg, -log, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg, ˈwɒt ər- /

verb (used with object), wa·ter·logged, wa·ter·log·ging.

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.

verb (used without object), wa·ter·logged, wa·ter·log·ging.

to become saturated with water.

Origin of waterlog

First recorded in 1770–80; apparently back formation from waterlogged
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British Dictionary definitions for waterlogged

/ (ˈwɔːtəˌlɒɡd) /


saturated with water
(of a vessel still afloat) having taken in so much water as to be unmanageable
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