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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sap \Sap\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Sapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sapping}.] [F. saper (cf. Sp. zapar, It. zapare), fr. sape a sort of scythe, LL. sappa a sort of mattock.]

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

Nor safe their dwellings were, for sapped by floods, Their houses fell upon their household gods. --Dryden.

2. (Mil.) To pierce with saps.

3. To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind. --Tennyson.


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