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e·lapse

elapse

 
 
pronunciation:
ih laeps
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part of speech: verb
inflections: elapses, elapsing, elapsed
definition: to go or slip by; pass or come to an end.
Weeks elapsed before we heard from her.
synonyms:
go, pass
similar words:
expire, glide by, lapse, roll by, slip by, steal by
Word Parts  About this feature
The word elapse contains the following part:
laps Latin root that means slip, fall back
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