waterlog

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

Definition of waterlog

Keep scrolling for more

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, "Meatballs with Mint," 19 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'waterlog.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of waterlog

1759, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for waterlog

back-formation from waterlogged

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about waterlog

Statistics for waterlog

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for waterlog

The first known use of waterlog was in 1759

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on waterlog

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with waterlog

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for waterlog

Comments on waterlog

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

appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
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
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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