waterlogged

adjective wa·ter·logged \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌlȯgd , -ˌlägd , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterlogged

1 :so filled or soaked with water as to be heavy or hard to manage
  • waterlogged boats
2 :saturated with water
  • waterlogged soil

Examples of waterlogged in a Sentence

  1. The ground was completely waterlogged.

  2. waterlogged soil that caused the roots of the potted plant to rot

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Origin and Etymology of waterlogged

1water + log to accumulate in the hold


WATERLOGGED Defined for English Language Learners

waterlogged

adjective

Definition of waterlogged for English Language Learners

  • : filled or soaked with water


WATERLOGGED Defined for Kids

waterlogged

adjective wa·ter·logged \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌlȯgd , ˈwä- , -ˌlägd \

Definition of waterlogged for Students

:so filled or soaked with water as to be heavy or hard to manage

Medical Dictionary

waterlogged

adjective wa·ter·logged \ -ˌlägd \

medical Definition of waterlogged

:edematous
  • the scrotum and abdominal wall become waterlogged
  • —R. L. Cecil & R. F. Loeb


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