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waterlogged

[waw-ter-lawgd, -logd, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌlɔgd, -ˌlɒgd, ˈwɒt ər-/
adjective
1.
so filled or flooded with water as to be heavy or unmanageable, as a ship.
2.
excessively saturated with or as if with water:
waterlogged ground; waterlogged with fatigue.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; water + log1 (apparently in v. sense “(of water) to accumulate in a ship”) + -ed2

waterlog

[waw-ter-lawg, -log, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg, ˈwɒt ər-/
verb (used with object), waterlogged, waterlogging.
1.
to cause (a boat, ship, etc.) to become uncontrollable as a result of flooding.
2.
to soak, fill, or saturate with water so as to make soggy or useless.
verb (used without object), waterlogged, waterlogging.
3.
to become saturated with water.
Origin
1770-80; apparently back formation from waterlogged
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  • These minerals began to crystallize between the waterlogged wood's cell walls.
  • He did not think his arrival there auspicious, for on the waterlogged crossing he recorded losing ten shirts and six nightshirts.
  • Rice might perhaps be possible, if the ground is waterlogged and global warming increases.
  • It also protects the skin from becoming waterlogged when a hippo is in the water.
  • Back then, much of the territory was an immense, waterlogged floodplain.
  • Its waterlogged nature draws a steady stream of visitors, but also makes it vulnerable to costly flooding.
  • He also kept the pool clear and blue, and free of waterlogged rabbits and lizards.
  • Nature has bequeathed a waterlogged landscape that makes every stride a mini-adventure.
  • The yellow and blue inks are pretty waterlogged, too.
  • Steaming whole artichokes is better than boiling because they don't become as waterlogged.
British Dictionary definitions for waterlogged

waterlogged

/ˈwɔːtəˌlɒɡd/
adjective
1.
saturated with water
2.
(of a vessel still afloat) having taken in so much water as to be unmanageable
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Word Origin and History for waterlogged

waterlog

v.

1779, from water (n.1) + log (n.); the notion is of "reduce to a log-like condition."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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