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

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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

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The most waterlogged passage, which had taken five hours to navigate in the early going, could now be traversed in two hours with the help of guide ropes. Hannah Beech, Richard C. Paddock And Muktita Suhartono, New York Times, "‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue," 12 July 2018 Rescuers are currently grappling with a range of escape options including scuba-diving the team through the narrow, waterlogged passages and drilling a hole in the roof of the chamber and somehow hoisting them out. NBC News, "Thailand soccer team rescue: Conditions now 'most suitable' but monsoon threatens," 7 July 2018 The waterlogged, low-bouncing conditions suited the 5-foot-7 Schwartzman perfectly, keeping Nadal’s normally arcing shots comfortably in his strike zone and making his flat, zipping shots dive quickly out of Nadal’s range. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "2018 French Open: Rafael Nadal Regroups With a Day in the Sun," 7 June 2018 On Tuesday, more than 500 people were rescued from an express train that got stuck because of waterlogged tracks. Washington Post, "Mudslide kills 9 in India’s remote mountainous northeast," 11 July 2018 The match was postponed two months ago due to heavy rain and a waterlogged pitch. USA TODAY, "Lazio strengthens 3rd-place position by beating Udinese 3-0," 24 Jan. 2018 The rescue effort would likely involve scuba-diving them out of the waterlogged cavern where they have been stranded, a diver at the scene said Saturday, but details of any operation Sunday remained unclear. NBC News, "Thai officials clear media from cave site, rescue attempt for trapped boys could be imminent," 8 July 2018 Some dorms, the investigator found, were in poor repair, with waterlogged balconies, dark bathrooms and unresponsive repair people. Matt Day, The Seattle Times, "Watchdog criticizes conditions at Chinese factory that builds Amazon Echo speakers," 9 June 2018 The mesh upper and massive drain holes at the back heel also keep it from getting waterlogged (and my feet from turning pruney). Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "The Astral Brewer Water Shoe Is the Best There Ever Was," 17 May 2018

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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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waterlogged

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of waterlogged

: filled or soaked with water

waterlogged

adjective
wa·ter·logged | \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌlȯgd, 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 \

Medical Definition of waterlogged 

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

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