[ verb ] deplete of resources
"The exercise class drains me of energy"
Used in print(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)
Molten glare singed their eyelids an angry crimson ; suffocating air sapped their strength and strained their nerves to snapping ; dust choked their throats and lay like acid in their lungs .
[ verb ] deplete
"exhaust one's savings" "We quickly played out our strength"
Used in print(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)
On_the_other_hand , wifely supremacy demeans the husband , saps his self-respect , and robs him of his masculinity .