Definition of waterlogged adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɔːtəlɒɡd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːtərlɔːɡd//
    , NAmE//ˈwɑːtərlɔːɡd//
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  1. 1(of soil, a field, etc.) so full of water that it cannot hold any more and becomes flooded They couldn't play because the pitch was waterlogged.
  2. 2(of a boat, etc.) so full of water that it can no longer float
  3. Word Originmid 18th cent.: past participle of the verb waterlog ‘make (a ship) unmanageable by flooding’, from water + the verb log.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: waterlogged