Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

waterlog

play
verb wa·ter·log \-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Definition of waterlog

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make waterlogged



Examples of waterlog in a sentence

  1. <the wood was too waterlogged by the downpour to be used for a fire>



Origin and Etymology of waterlog

back-formation from waterlogged


First Known Use: 1779


Learn More about waterlog


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up waterlog? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

interruption rebellion torrent megillah
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ