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 (wô′tər-lôgd′, -lŏgd′, wŏt′ər-)
1. Nautical Heavy and sluggish in the water because of flooding, as in the hold: a waterlogged ship.
2. Soaked or saturated with water: waterlogged fields; waterlogged docking.

[water + logged, past participle of log, to accumulate (water) in a ship.]
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1. saturated with water
2. (Nautical Terms) (of a vessel still afloat) having taken in so much water as to be unmanageable
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(ˈwɔ tərˌlɔgd, -ˌlɒgd, ˈwɒt ər-)

1. so filled with water as to be heavy or unmanageable, as a ship.
2. excessively saturated with water: waterlogged ground.
[1760–70; water + log1 (appar. in v. sense “(of water) to accumulate in a ship”) + -ed2]
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Adj.1.waterlogged - (of soil) soft and waterywaterlogged - (of soil) soft and watery; "the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
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adjective soaked, saturated, drenched, sodden, streaming, dripping, sopping, wet through, wringing wet, droukit or drookit (Scot.) The football match is off because of a waterlogged pitch.
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[ˈwɔːtəlɒgd] ADJ [ground] → anegado, inundado; [pitch] → encharcado, inundado; [boat, ship] → inundado; [wood, paper] → empapado
to get waterlogged [ground] → anegarse, inundarse; [wood, paper] → empaparse
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[ˈwɔːtərlɒgd] adj [grass, soil] → détrempé(e)water main nconduite f principale d'alimentation en eau
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[ˈwɔːtəˌlɒgd] adj (ground) → impregnato/a or imbevuto/a d'acqua; (fields, football pitch) → allagato/a; (shoes) → inzuppato/a
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(ˈwoːtə) noun
a colourless, transparent liquid compound of hydrogen and oxygen, having no taste or smell, which turns to steam when boiled and to ice when frozen. She drank two glasses of water; `Are you going swimming in the sea?' `No, the water's too cold'; Each bedroom in the hotel is supplied with hot and cold running water; (also adjective) The plumber had to turn off the water supply in order to repair the pipe; transport by land and water.
1. to supply with water. He watered the plants.
2. (of the mouth) to produce saliva. His mouth watered at the sight of all the food.
3. (of the eyes) to fill with tears. The dense smoke made his eyes water.
ˈwaters noun plural
a body of water such as the sea, a river etc. the stormy waters of the bay.
ˈwatery adjective
1. like water; diluted. a watery fluid.
2. (of eyes) full of fluid eg because of illness, cold winds etc.
3. (of a colour) pale. eyes of a watery blue.
ˈwateriness noun

water boatman

a water insect with oarlike back legs that propel it through the water.
ˈwaterborne adjective
carried or transmitted by water. Typhoid is a waterborne disease.
ˈwater-closet noun
(abbreviation WC (dabljuˈsiː) ) a lavatory.
ˈwater-colour noun
a type of paint which is thinned with water instead of with oil.
ˈwatercress noun
a herb which grows in water and is often used in salads.
ˈwaterfall noun
a natural fall of water from a height such as a rock or a cliff.
ˈwaterfowl noun or noun plural
a bird or birds which live on or beside water.
ˈwaterfront noun
that part of a town etc which faces the sea or a lake. He lives on the waterfront.
ˈwaterhole noun
a spring or other place where water can be found in a desert or other dry country. The elephant drank from the waterhole.
ˈwatering-can noun
a container used when watering plants.
water level
the level of the surface of a mass of water. The water level in the reservoir is sinking/rising.
ˈwaterlilyplural ˈwaterlilies noun
a water plant with broad flat floating leaves.
ˈwaterlogged adjective
(of ground) soaked in water.
water main
a large underground pipe carrying a public water supply.
a type of melon with green skin and red flesh.
ˈwaterproof adjective
not allowing water to soak through. waterproof material.
a coat made of waterproof material. She was wearing a waterproof.
to make (material) waterproof.
ˈwatershed noun
an area of high land from which rivers flow in different directions into different basins.
ˈwater-skiing noun
the sport of skiing on water, towed by a motor-boat.
ˈwater-ski verb
ˈwatertight adjective
made in such a way that water cannot pass through.
water vapour
water in the form of a gas, produced by evaporation.
ˈwaterway noun
a channel, eg a canal or river, along which ships can sail.
ˈwaterwheel noun
a wheel moved by water to work machinery etc.
ˈwaterworks noun singular or plural
a place in which water is purified and stored before distribution to an area.
hold water
to be convincing. His explanation won't hold water.
in(to) deep water
in(to) trouble or danger. I got into deep water during that argument.
water down
to dilute. This milk has been watered down.
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References in classic literature ?
After soaking two years and then lying high six months it was perfectly sound, though waterlogged past drying.
Why, the place is waterlogged. It's a regular marsh.
PATNA Sahib MP Shatrughan Sinha took a round of several waterlogged areas in Patna and hit out at the Patna Municipal Corporation and the state government over their failure to drain out rainwater from several localities.
The Surrey circuit has been hit by some substantial rainfall over the weekend, leaving the turf course waterlogged in places.
SUNDAY'S meeting at Carlisle is subject to a 2pm inspection today with the track currently waterlogged in places.
Newcastle stage a noon inspection today with Gosforth Park being waterlogged in places.
Officials at Lingfield have been forced to abandon tomorrow's National Hunt meeting due to a waterlogged track.
Monday's meeting at Ayr has already been abandoned due to a waterlogged track.
Division One: Abbey Hey 1 Stone Dominoes 0' Atherton LR v Colne, Bacup Borough v Atherton Collieries, postponed, waterlogged' Congleton Town 2 Salford City 3' Flixton 2 Squires Gate 1' Glossop North End 2 Ramsbottom United 4' Maine Road v Trafford abandoned (floodlight failure 45 mins)' Nantwich Town 1 Curzon Ashton 1' Nelson 0 St Helens Town 0' Newcastle Town 2 Silsden 3.
TONIGHT'S eight-race card at Roscommon has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track.
Continue to dig over and cultivate new ground for planting, if weather permits, but don't do it if the ground is frozen or waterlogged.
Averaged over two RIL populations and two waterlogged trials in the northern USA, RIL families with the Archer allele at Sat_064 yielded 95 % more, and were 16% taller than RIL families without the Archer allele (Van Toai et al., 2001).