Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a plant lacking in sap
  • adjective figuratively lacking vivacity

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

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

Etymologies

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sap +‎ -less

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