[waw-ter-lawg, -log, wot-er-]

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.

Nearby words

  1. waterless,
  2. waterless cooker,
  3. waterlessly,
  4. waterline,
  5. waterlocked,
  6. waterlogged,
  7. waterloo,
  8. waterloo, battle of,
  9. waterman,
  10. watermanship

Origin of waterlog

First recorded in 1770–80; apparently back formation from waterlogged

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Word Origin and History for waterlogging



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

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