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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To diminish or destroy the strength or vitality of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to deprive of vitality, make lifeless, weaken.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To deprive of life or vitality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deprive of vitality; take away life or life-sustaining qualities from.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. sap of life or energy

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