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elapse

 
 
pronunciation:
ih laeps
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: elapsed, elapses, elapsing
definition: to slip by or come to an end, as a period of time or something limited to a period of time.
Weeks elapsed before we heard from her.The warranty elapsed before repairs could be made.
synonyms:
go, pass
similar words:
expire, glide by, lapse, roll by, slip by, steal by
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part of speech: noun
definition: the passage or ending of a period of time; lapse.
synonyms:
lapse, passage
similar words:
expiration
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