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Topic: WATER

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: water + log 'to cause to become like a log' (17-20 centuries)

waterlogged

adjective
     
wa‧ter‧logged
1 a waterlogged area of land is flooded with water and cannot be used
waterlogged ground/soil
Heavy rain meant the pitch was waterlogged.
2TTW a waterlogged boat is full of water and may sink
waterlogging noun [uncountable]
The race was cancelled due to waterlogging.
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