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 (wô′tər-lôg′, -lŏg′, wŏt′ər-)
tr.v. wa·ter·logged, wa·ter·log·ging, wa·ter·logs
1. To make (a boat, for example) heavy and unwieldy by flooding with water.
2. To saturate with water and make soggy or unusable.

[Back-formation from waterlogged.]
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1. (Physical Geography) the saturation of ground with water
2. (Nautical Terms) the filling of a boat with water
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