Definitions

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

  • adj. Devoid of sap; dry.
  • adj. Lacking spirit or energy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. lacking in sap
  • adj. lacking vivacity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of sap; not juicy.
  • adj. Fig.: Dry; old; husky; withered; spiritless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute of sap; dry; withered.
  • Hence Destitute of or deficient in vital force.

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

  • adj. destitute of sap and other vital juices; dry
  • adj. lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

Etymologies

sap +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

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