wa·ter·log (wôtər-lôg′, -lŏg′, wŏtər-)
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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