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

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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

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First Known Use of waterlog

1759, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for waterlog

back-formation from waterlogged

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“Waterlog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterlog. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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