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adjective as in draining

adjective as in exhausting

adjective as in fatiguing

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How tree sap flowsThroughout the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll see trees with running sap between January and early March each year.

All you really need is something to channel the sap to drip into your container.

February is the best month of sap production for most tree species.

If I may say so, you need to get past this issue that is sapping your energy and demoralizing your followers.

That was a long, hot summer and fall, a confidence-sapping time to work on the campaign.

Accusations of dishonor demonize and demoralize, making it difficult to compromise, and sapping the motivation to act nobly.

The hope-sapping loneliness and soul-straitening isolation of what poverty feels like.

The president suffered a 12-point swing to Romney, sapping his 9-point advantage.

Five hundred ladders and a quantity of sapping tools had been collected within easy reach of Kilmallock.

How stem this tide of insidious poison that is sapping the strength of body and mind?

But her line both of attack and defence was of the sapping-and-mining order.

An evil press, largely circulated and read by many who suspect no evil, is rapidly sapping the faith of the multitudes.

Orders were thus issued for as much ground as possible to be gained in High Wood by sapping forward.


On this page you'll find 169 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sapping, such as: exhausting, taxing, debilitating, depleting, fatiguing, and wearing.

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