Definition of Sap

1. Noun. A watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant.

Specialized synonyms: Manna
Generic synonyms: Solution
Derivative terms: Sappy



2. Verb. Deplete. "They sap the money "; "We quickly played out our strength"
Exact synonyms: Exhaust, Play Out, Run Down, Tire
Related verbs: Play Out
Generic synonyms: Consume, Deplete, Eat, Eat Up, Exhaust, Run Through, Use Up, Wipe Out
Derivative terms: Exhaustion, Sapper

3. Noun. A person who lacks good judgment.

4. Verb. Excavate the earth beneath.
Generic synonyms: Cave, Undermine
Derivative terms: Sapper

5. Noun. A piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people.
Exact synonyms: Blackjack, Cosh
Generic synonyms: Bludgeon
Derivative terms: Cosh

Definition of Sap

1. n. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.

2. v. t. To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of.

3. v. i. To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps.

4. n. A narrow ditch or trench made from the foremost parallel toward the glacis or covert way of a besieged place by digging under cover of gabions, etc.

Definition of Sap

1. Initialism. (initialism of Scientific Advisory Panel) ¹

2. Initialism. (British) (initialism of Statutory Adoption Pay) These are payments made by an employer to an employee who is absent from work after the adoption of a child. ¹

3. Initialism. (South Africa) (initialism of South African Police) ¹

4. Initialism. (South Africa obsolete) (initialism of South Africa Party) ¹

5. Initialism. (software) SAP AG, derived from the German (initialism of Systeme, Anwendungen und Produkte in der Datenverarbeitung) It is one of the world's largest software companies. ¹

6. Initialism. (US military) (initialism of Special Access Program) ¹

7. Initialism. (television) (initialism of second audio program) ¹

8. Noun. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition. ¹

9. Noun. The sap-wood, or alburnum, of a tree. ¹

10. Noun. (slang countable) A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop; a naive person. ¹

11. Noun. (countable US slang) A short wooden club; a leather-covered hand weapon; a blackjack. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive slang) To strike with a sap (with a blackjack). ¹

13. Noun. (military) A narrow ditch or trench made from the foremost parallel toward the glacis or covert way of a besieged place by digging under cover of gabions, etc. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive military) To pierce with saps. ¹

16. Verb. To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To gradually weaken. ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive) To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps — 12 ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sap

1. to deplete or weaken gradually [v SAPPED, SAPPING, SAPS]

Medical Definition of Sap

1. 1. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition. The ascending is the crude sap, the assimilation of which takes place in the leaves, when it becomes the elaborated sap suited to the growth of the plant. 2. The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree. 3. A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop. Sap ball, a vessel that conveys sap. Origin: AS. Saep; akin to OHG. Saf, G. Saft, Icel. Safi; of uncertain origin; possibly akin to L. Sapere to taste, to be wise, sapa must or new wine boiled thick. Cf. Sapid, Sapient. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sap

santoors
santour
santours
sants
santur
santurs
santyl
sanwa millet
sanyaku
sanyasi
sao
saola
saolas
saouari
saouaris
sap (current term)
sap-wood
sap ball
sap fagot
sap green
sap roller
sap rot
sap tube
sapadilla
sapadillas
sapajo
sapajos
sapajou
sapajous
sapan

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