Waterlogged definition

wôtər-lôgd, -lŏgd, wŏtər-
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Soaked with water; swampy or spongy.
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(nautical) Heavy and sluggish in the water because of flooding, as in the hold.

A waterlogged ship.

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Soaked or saturated with water.

Waterlogged fields; waterlogged docking.

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So soaked or filled with water as to be heavy and sluggish in movement and barely afloat.

A waterlogged rowboat.

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(nautical) In danger of sinking because of excess water onboard.
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Origin of waterlogged

  • water logged past participle of log to accumulate (water) in a ship

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition