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
The ground was completely waterlogged.
waterlogged soil that caused the roots of the potted plant to rot
Recent Examples of waterlogged from the Web
Photos show the sad, waterlogged robot cop partially submerged in defeat.
As for the Verrazano statue, the papers from 1909 were too waterlogged to read when the time capsule was opened.
Perennials may already show an overall decline because of waterlogged soil.
Unfortunately, little can be done to prevent damage to plants growing in waterlogged soils.
No place in Europe is under greater threat than this waterlogged country on the edge of the continent.
Acadia Parish is in the heart of Cajun country, its roads lined with lush, green, waterlogged fields where people grow rice and raise crawfish.
The weather has begun to clear, and many of the more than 100,000 people who evacuated over the weekend had returned home to begin clearing debris and mud from their waterlogged homes.
Many of the hundreds of thousands asked to evacuate over the weekend had returned home by Tuesday to begin clearing debris and mud from their waterlogged homes.
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Origin and Etymology of waterlogged
1water + log to accumulate in the hold
First Known Use: 1759See Words from the same year
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Definition of waterlogged for English Language Learners
: filled or soaked with water
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Definition of waterlogged for Students
: so filled or soaked with water as to be heavy or hard to manage
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