[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 waterlogging
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.
Word Origin and History for waterlogging
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