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[ sap-lis ]


  1. without sap; withered; dry:

    sapless plants.

  2. lacking vitality or spirit; insipid.

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Other Words From

  • sapless·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sapless1

First recorded in 1585–95; sap 1 + -less

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Example Sentences

Then when it had become sapless and hard, he cut it to shape, then “put it 178 to pickle,” as the saying goes.

He picked a bennet from the grass and bit it, but it was sapless, dried by the summer heat.

These, from their laxative effects, will serve as antidotes to the dry sapless grasses, which have led to the disease.

The last red roseleaf had fluttered silently down; the last purple sloe had fallen from its sapless stem.

As a spark of fire consumeth summer's parched and sapless wood, Kuru's lordless, lifeless forces shall be angry Arjun's food!


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