When something is waterlogged, it is saturated with water. This can happen because the water is coming in from the air, or it can be because the water is coming in from the ground.

  • The boat was waterlogged, and the passengers had to be rescued by the emergency crew.

  • The ground was waterlogged, and the river was flooded.

Definition of waterlogged


(of soil) soft and watery


boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, soggy, squashy, swampy

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Example Sentences for waterlogged

  • 1

    Another product of waterlogging is the increase of sulfide in soil.

  • 2

    Like most streets closer to the shore, front yards are strewn with waterlogged mattresses and sofas, mangled chairs, shattered mirrors and broken flat screen televisions.

  • 3

    The flooding waterlogged and undermined the foundation.

  • 4

    The gills may look as if they are waterlogged.

  • 5

    She had struck an iceberg and was waterlogged.

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    It was cancelled in 2007 due to a waterlogged course.

  • 7

    The waterlogged Spanish army lifted the siege.

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    They are frequently waterlogged where the topography dictates.

  • 9

    This ensures the vent will never become waterlogged.

  • 10

    This tissue is hydrophobic and resistant to becoming waterlogged.