adjective Etymology: 1water + log to accumulate in the hold Date: circa 1776 1. so filled or soaked with water as to be heavy or hard to manage <
waterlogged boats
2. saturated with water <
waterlogged soil

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • waterlogged — [[t]wɔ͟ːtə(r)lɒgd, AM lɔːgd[/t]] also water logged ADJ GRADED Something such as soil or land that is waterlogged is so wet that it cannot absorb any more water, so that a layer of water remains on its surface. The match between Brighton and… …   English dictionary

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  • waterlogged — adj. Waterlogged is used with these nouns: ↑pitch, ↑soil …   Collocations dictionary

  • waterlogged — wa|ter|logged [ wɔtər,lɔgd ] adjective waterlogged ground is too wet to walk on or play sports on a. used about clothes and other things that are extremely wet …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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