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bog

1 [bog, bawg]
noun
1.
wet, spongy ground with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter.
2.
an area or stretch of such ground.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), bogged, bogging.
3.
to sink in or as if in a bog (often followed by down ): We were bogged down by overwork.
Verb phrases
4.
bog in, Australian Slang. to eat heartily and ravenously.

Origin:
1495–1505; < Irish or Scots Gaelic bogach soft ground (bog soft + -ach noun suffix); (def 4) perhaps a different word

boggish, adjective
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bog (bɒɡ)
 
n
1.  wet spongy ground consisting of decomposing vegetation, which ultimately forms peat
2.  an area of such ground
3.  a place or thing that prevents or slows progress or improvement
4.  a slang word for lavatory
5.  slang (Austral) the act or an instance of defecating
 
[C13: from Gaelic bogach swamp, from bog soft]
 
'boggy
 
adj
 
'bogginess
 
n

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Word Origin & History

bog
c.1500, from Gaelic & Irish bogach "bog," from adj. bog "soft, moist," from PIE *bhugh-, from base *bheugh- "to bend" (see bow (v.)). Bog-trotter applied to the wild Irish from 1670s.
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Science Dictionary
bog   (bôg)  Pronunciation Key 
An area of wet, spongy ground consisting mainly of decayed or decaying peat moss (sphagnum) and other vegetation. Bogs form as the dead vegetation sinks to the bottom of a lake or pond, where it decays slowly to form peat. Peat bogs are important to global ecology, since the undecayed peat moss stores large amounts of carbon that would otherwise be released back into the atmosphere. Global warming may accelerate decay in peat bogs and release more carbon dioxide, which in turn may cause further warming.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
BOG
El Dorado International Airport (Bogotá, Colombia)
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