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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter-lawgd, -logd, wot-er-]
    • /ˈwɔ tərˌlɔgd, -ˌlɒgd, ˈwɒt ər-/
    • /ˈwɔː.tə.lɒɡd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter-lawgd, -logd, wot-er-]
    • /ˈwɔ tərˌlɔgd, -ˌlɒgd, ˈwɒt ər-/

Definitions of waterlogged word

  • adjective waterlogged so filled or flooded with water as to be heavy or unmanageable, as a ship. 1
  • adjective waterlogged excessively saturated with or as if with water: waterlogged ground; waterlogged with fatigue. 1
  • verb with object waterlogged to cause (a boat, ship, etc.) to become uncontrollable as a result of flooding. 1
  • verb with object waterlogged to soak, fill, or saturate with water so as to make soggy or useless. 1
  • verb without object waterlogged to become saturated with water. 1
  • noun waterlogged Saturated with or full of water. 1

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Origin of waterlogged

First appearance:

before 1760
One of the 46% newest English words
1760-70; water + log1 (apparently in v. sense “(of water) to accumulate in a ship”) + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Waterlogged


waterlogged popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for waterlogged

adjective waterlogged

  • sodden — soaked with liquid or moisture; saturated.
  • sopping — soaked; drenched: Her clothes were sopping from the rain.
  • drenched — to wet thoroughly; soak.
  • soaking — to lie in and become saturated or permeated with water or some other liquid.
  • saturated — saturated.

Antonyms for waterlogged

adjective waterlogged

  • dry — free from moisture or excess moisture; not moist; not wet: a dry towel; dry air.
  • dehydrated — (of organisms) deprived of vital water or moisture

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