marshy

[mahr-shee]
adjective, marshier, marshiest.
1.
like a marsh; soft and wet; boggy.
2.
pertaining to a marsh.
3.
consisting of or constituting a marsh, bog, swamp, or the like.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English mershi. See marsh, -y1

marshiness, noun
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marshy (ˈmɑːʃɪ)
 
adj , marshier, marshiest
of, involving, or like a marsh
 
'marshiness
 
n

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Example sentences
Natural fires burn forest during dry spells, creating lakes and marshy areas
  that are perfect hunting grounds for wading birds.
Now she came to a great marshy place in the wood, where fat water-snakes rolled
  about, showing their ugly cream-colored bodies.
Some stand out of kilter as the piles that support them gradually sink into the
  marshy subsoil.
Their chosen site was marshy, mosquito-ridden, and without fresh water.
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