Definitions for sapsæp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sapsæp(n.; v.)sapped, sap•ping.

  1. (n.)a watery juice, containing mineral salts and sugar, that circulates through the tissues of a plant.

    Category: Botany

  2. any vital body fluid.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. energy; vitality.

  4. a fool; dupe.

  5. (v.t.)to drain the sap from.

Origin of sap:

bef. 900; ME; OE sæp, c. MD sap, OHG saf

sapsæp(n.; v.)sapped, sap•ping.

  1. (n.)a trench constructed so as to form an approach to a besieged place.

    Category: Fortification

  2. (v.t.)to approach (a wall, glacis, or other part of a fortification) with saps, in order to move troops or artillery into a more forward position, or to dig below and undermine the fortification.

    Category: Fortification

  3. to weaken insidiously.

Origin of sap:

1585–95; < F sape (n.), der. of saper to dig a trench < It zappare

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sap(noun)

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

  2. fool, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfool(noun)

    a person who lacks good judgment

  3. blackjack, cosh, sap(verb)

    a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people

  4. run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tire(verb)


    "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"

  5. sap(verb)

    excavate the earth beneath

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sap(noun)æp

    a sticky liquid substance inside a tree or plant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sap(noun)

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

  2. Sap(noun)

    the sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree

  3. Sap(noun)

    a simpleton; a saphead; a milksop

  4. Sap(verb)

    to subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of

  5. Sap(verb)

    to pierce with saps

  6. Sap(verb)

    to make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken

  7. Sap(verb)

    to proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps

  8. Sap(noun)

    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. SAP

    Sap is the second studio EP by the American rock band Alice in Chains. It was released on February 4, 1992 through Columbia Records.

Anagrams of sap

  1. APS

  2. Psa., PSA

  3. pas, Pas, PAs

  4. spa, Spa

  5. asp, ASP

Translations for sap

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the liquid in trees, plants etc

The sap flowed out when he broke the stem of the flower.

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