Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sap

3 senses of sap

Sense 1
sap -- (a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant)
       => solution -- (a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution; "he used a solution of peroxide and water")

Sense 2
fool, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfool -- (a person who lacks good judgment)
       => simpleton, simple -- (a person lacking intelligence or common sense)

Sense 3
blackjack, cosh, sap -- (a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people)
       => bludgeon -- (a club used as a weapon)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sap

2 senses of sap

Sense 1
run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tire -- (deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength")
       => consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out -- (use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week")

Sense 2
sap -- (excavate the earth beneath)
       => cave, undermine -- (hollow out as if making a cave or opening; "The river was caving the banks")

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