Examples of elapse in a sentence
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
First Known Use: 1644
Definition of elapse
: passage returned after an elapse of 15 years
First Known Use of elapse
ELAPSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of elapse for English Language Learners
of time : to pass by
ELAPSE Defined for Kids
Definition of elapse for Students
: to slip past : go by Nearly a year elapsed before his return.
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