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Part of speech: Noun

The watery circulating juice of a plant; the layer of soft wood next the bark of a tree; vitality; vital fluid; in the military sense, a deep, narrow, concealed ditch run towards an enemy's works.

Part of speech: Verb

To deprive of vitality; undermine; as, to sap one's strength; to dig beneath.

Part of speech: Verb

In the military sense, to approach the enemy's lines by digging a deep, narrow, concealed ditch at right angles to the front line.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Past participle


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