sapping


sapping
sæp n. juice of a plant, fluid which circulates through a plant; essential body fluid (such as blood); vigor, health, vitality; fool, gullible person (Slang); deep tunnel or trench leading to an enemy's fort (Military) v. remove sap, drain sap; tire, weaken, exhaust; subvert, undermine; dig a deep trench leading to an enemy's fort (Military)

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