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elapse

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verb \i-ˈlaps\

Definition of elapse

elapsed

;

elapsing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  pass, go by four years elapsed before he returned

Examples of elapse in a Sentence

  1. in those coin-operated binoculars at scenic areas your viewing time seems to elapse almost before it has begun

Origin and Etymology of elapse

Latin elapsus, past participle of elabi, from e- + labi to slip — more at sleep


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elapse

noun

Definition of elapse

  1. :  passage returned after an elapse of 15 years

First Known Use of elapse

circa 1677


ELAPSE Defined for English Language Learners

elapse

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verb

Definition of elapse for English Language Learners

  • of time : to pass by


ELAPSE Defined for Kids

elapse

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verb \i-ˈlaps\

Definition of elapse for Students

elapsed

;

elapsing

  1. :  to slip past :  go by Nearly a year elapsed before his return.



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