Etymology
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sapless (adj.)

1590s, of plants, "dry, withered," also of persons or characters, "destitute of vital force," from sap (n.1) + -less. Often used rhetorically of male old age.

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Definitions of sapless

sapless (adj.)
lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality;
her body looked sapless
Synonyms: decrepit / debile / feeble / infirm / rickety / weak / weakly
sapless (adj.)
destitute of sap and other vital juices; dry; "the rats and roaches scurrying along the sapless planks"- Norman Mailer;
From wordnet.princeton.edu