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Definition of Sap


  1. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.
  2. The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.
  3. A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop.
  4. To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of.
  5. To pierce with saps.
  6. To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.
  7. To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps.
  8. 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.

Sap Quotations

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.
Rodney Dangerfield

I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
Fred Allen

General principles... are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.
Anna Julia Cooper
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Sap Translations

sap in Afrikaans is sap
sap in Danish is saft
sap in Dutch is sap
sap in Finnish is mehu
sap in German is Saft
sap in Italian is succo
sap in Latin is debilito, adficio
sap in Spanish is jugo, savia, zumo

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