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elapse

verb \ i-ˈlaps \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of elapse

elapsed; elapsing
intransitive verb
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of elapse

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

elapse Synonyms


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elapse

noun

Definition of elapse

: passage
  • returned after an elapse of 15 years

First Known Use of elapse

circa 1677


ELAPSE Defined for English Language Learners

elapse

verb

Definition of elapse for English Language Learners

  • of time : to pass by


ELAPSE Defined for Kids

elapse

verb \ i-ˈlaps \

Definition of elapse for Students

elapsed; elapsing
: to slip past : go by
  • Nearly a year elapsed before his return.


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