from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Filled or saturated with water so as to be heavy, unmanageable, or loglike; -- said of a vessel, when, by receiving a great quantity of water into her hold, she has become so heavy as not to be manageable by the helm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Saturated or filled with water: applied specifically to a ship when by leaking and receiving a great quantity of water into her hold she has become so heavy as to be nearly or altogether unmanageable, though still keeping afloat.
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- adj. (of soil) soft and watery
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