[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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Related Words for waterloggingdrench, sprinkle, dampen, soak, saturate, wash, wet, squirt, steam, rinse, permeate, impregnate, suffuse, pervade, douse, infuse, penetrate, imbue, steep, immerse
Examples from the Web for waterlogging
Historical Examples of 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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper