Definition of waterlogged in English:



  • Saturated with or full of water.

    ‘parts of the racecourse were waterlogged’
    ‘the game was called off because of a waterlogged pitch’
    • ‘Scientists this week finished removing sediment from the ballast tanks of the sub after recovering a coil of waterlogged rope.’
    • ‘Loudly condemning the Americans, I snatched up my waterlogged towel and stormed off the beach.’
    • ‘Certain fields around the community have become waterlogged to the point that cultivation has become impossible, he pointed out.’
    • ‘Streets and roads remained waterlogged, schools were shut down and shopping malls remained closed.’
    • ‘He said the shortage, which has cause the hiked prices on the market, is a result of continuous rainfall and waterlogged soils which lower production.’
    • ‘Twice this year, little leaks have caused ceilings to become waterlogged and come crashing down.’
    • ‘The city's main train station is also waterlogged and has been closed for days.’
    • ‘Will waterlogged home owners be left high and dry by their insurance companies?’
    • ‘Unless works were initiated on a war footing, epidemic might break out in waterlogged areas, he warned.’
    • ‘A squirrel comes sometimes, when his home in the oak tree gets waterlogged.’
    • ‘In fairness to both sides they had to contend with atrocious conditions with the playing surface waterlogged in several places.’
    • ‘When the rope got waterlogged, they lugged more of the heavy framed canvases up the stairs.’
    • ‘Police believe the car may have aquaplaned on the waterlogged motorway because of the heavy rain.’
    • ‘This field near Randolph and other fields in the Southeast have been waterlogged since the snowstorm May 11.’
    • ‘It is easily propagated through seeds and grows well in any soil except waterlogged areas.’
    • ‘Traffic jams were seen during the rush hours due to waterlogged and potholed roads.’
    • ‘Besides, over 20 million hectares of irrigated lands have become saline or waterlogged in several parts of the country.’
    • ‘The mosquitoes breed in waterlogged fields and marshes.’
    • ‘Parts of the Northeast and Midwest are starting the week waterlogged by summer storms.’
    • ‘Slurry must not be spread on waterlogged or frozen soils or if heavy rain is forecast within 48 hours.’
    muddy, oozy, slushy, slimy, swampy, marshy, boggy, fenny, watery, sodden, sopping, saturated, squelchy, waterlogged, soggy, soft, heavy
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Mid 18th century: past participle of the verb waterlog, from water + the verb log.