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Definition of sapped (Meaning of sapped)
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Sap Sap, v. t. [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.
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	              Nor safe their dwellings were, for sapped by floods,
	              Their houses fell upon their household gods.
	                                                    --Dryden.
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	     2. (Mil.) To pierce with saps.
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	     3. To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.
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	              Ring out the grief that saps the mind. --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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