[ waw-ter-lawg, -log, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg, ˈwɒt ər- /
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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.
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Origin of waterlog
First recorded in 1770–80; apparently back formation from waterlogged
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How to use waterlog in a sentence
The English engineers in the main retained the faulty Moghal alignment, and waterlogging of the worst description developed.
Waterlogging is a great evil and accounts for the terrible epidemics of fever, which have occurred from time to time.
This is remarkable and shows how long a time this cedar resists complete waterlogging.American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson