sap

Part of speech: verb

To weaken; undermine.

Part of speech: noun

The juice of plants.

Part of speech: noun

Any vital fluid; vitality.

Part of speech: noun

A deep, narrow ditch in siege- works.

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Usage examples "sap":

  1. It was a day to chill one's spirit and sap one's courage. - "Tom Slade with the Boys Over There", Percy K. Fitzhugh.
  2. Sap, if you must, the foundations of somebody else's private paradise, but not ours. - "Polly Oliver's Problem", Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin.
  3. Nearer the south than bleak New England, the trees more full of sap, the sap sweeter than it flows anywhere on earth. - "Watch Yourself Go By", Al. G. Field.