waterlog

verb

wa·​ter·​log ˈwȯ-tər-ˌlȯg How to pronounce waterlog (audio)
-ˌläg,
ˈwä-
waterlogged; waterlogging; waterlogs

Examples of waterlog in a Sentence

the wood was too waterlogged by the downpour to be used for a fire
Recent Examples on the Web Working one at a time, hold slices of bread under running water very briefly to soften (be careful not to waterlog or make soggy). Bon Appetit, 19 Aug. 2017

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'waterlog.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

Etymology

back-formation from waterlogged

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of waterlog was in 1759

Dictionary Entries Near waterlog

Cite this Entry

“Waterlog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterlog. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!