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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of soil) soft and watery


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  • All food and fresh water were below, and there was no getting at such supplies in the water-logged condition of the wreck.


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  • When he wasn't ferrying supplies in by canoe, he was tossing a plastic bucket tied to twine into water-logged chambers and hauling up bilge water.

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  • Pakistan should use any excess stocks in Punjab to ensure needs are met in other areas, especially parts of Sindh that remain water-logged, said Oxfam's Ms. Naqvi.

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  • My dear, I'm water-logged, yet the mere absence of that frightful agony makes my present state sheerest bliss.


  • The boy also found his frog at the bottom of the garbage pail, and in the toilet tank—water-logged and faded, toilet water tinted green.

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  • Remnant moisture from Tropical Storm Lee will combine with a slow-moving storm system to produce heavy rain over a large portion of the eastern U.S. during the next few days, potentially including the water-logged and flood-weary regions in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

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  • Kevin Frayer/Associated Press TAKING A NAP: A bicycle rickshaw driver slept Thursday after stopping in a water-logged underpass during a monsoon rain in New Delhi.

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  • All the canned tomatoes I buy are brand name - not top of the line brands, but the No Name tomatoes are a wee bit water-logged and metallic tasting for my preference.

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  • Raminder Pal Singh/European Pressphoto Agency A rickshaw puller struggled to drive through a water-logged street after a spell of heavy rain in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, Punjab, Sunday.

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