sapless

sapless

[sap-lis]
adjective
1.
without sap; withered; dry: sapless plants.
2.
lacking vitality or spirit; insipid.

Origin:
1585–95; sap1 + -less

saplessness, noun
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sap1 (sæp)
 
n
1.  a solution of mineral salts, sugars, etc, that circulates in a plant
2.  any vital body fluid
3.  energy; vigour
4.  slang a gullible or foolish person
5.  another name for sapwood
 
vb , saps, sapping, sapped
6.  to drain of sap
 
[Old English sæp; related to Old High German sapf, German Saft juice, Middle Low German sapp, Sanskrit sabar milk juice]
 
'sapless1
 
adj

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