waterlogged

adjective
wa·​ter·​logged | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌlȯgd How to pronounce waterlogged (audio) , -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

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Examples of waterlogged in a Sentence

The ground was completely waterlogged. waterlogged soil that caused the roots of the potted plant to rot
Recent Examples on the Web The region's waterlogged soil helps preserve organic materials like wood and textiles—a boon for today’s archaeologists. National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 23 Dec. 2019 Archaeologists found rotten eggs amongst a small trove of treasures in a waterlogged pit in Aylesbury, England, a town near Oxford. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "Bet You Can't Guess What a 1,700-Year-Old Rotten Egg Smells Like," 13 Dec. 2019 According to a press release, the eggs were among a trove of rare items recovered from a waterlogged pit. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Archaeologists Crack the Case of 1,700-Year-Old Roman Eggs," 9 Dec. 2019 Unlike regular subterranean tree roots, the evergreen trees have evolved to live in the waterlogged conditions of the swamps and feature two types of bizarre-looking roots: knee roots and stilt roots. Neha Jain, Quartz India, "The ancient swamps along India’s western coast must be saved at all costs," 6 Nov. 2019 This weekend, help is coming from the air -- helicopters rescued people from their waterlogged homes -- and from the sea, where ferry service is bringing food, water and other supples to residents cut off from the mainland. CBS News, "Dorian still slamming Canada with hurricane-force winds," 8 Sep. 2019 Inside a pants pocket was a wallet containing a wad of waterlogged cash, rewards cards from Subway and a chain of erotic boutiques, and an Ohio state ID for Jerold Christoper Haas, born September 30, 1975. Wired, "The Strange Life and Mysterious Death of a Virtuoso Coder," 14 Nov. 2019 As the water levels inch higher, more structures, more teams and more mainstays of the Florida sports landscape become imperiled and waterlogged. Rick Maese, The Denver Post, "As waters rise, so do concerns for sports teams along coast," 18 Oct. 2019 As the water levels inch higher, more structures, more teams and more mainstays of the Florida sports landscape become imperiled and waterlogged. Rick Maese, courant.com, "As waters rise, so do concerns for sports teams along coast," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of waterlogged

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for waterlogged

water entry 1 + log to accumulate in the hold

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The first known use of waterlogged was in 1759

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17 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Waterlogged.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterlogged. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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waterlogged

adjective
How to pronounce waterlogged (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of waterlogged

: filled or soaked with water

waterlogged

adjective
wa·​ter·​logged | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌlȯgd How to pronounce waterlogged (audio) , ˈwä-, -ˌlägd \

Kids Definition of waterlogged

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

waterlogged

adjective
wa·​ter·​logged | \ -ˌlägd How to pronounce waterlogged (audio) \

Medical Definition of waterlogged

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

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