Elapse is defined as to pass by.verb
An example of elapse is for 45 minutes to go by while sitting in a waiting room.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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intransitive verb e·lapsed, e·laps·ing, e·laps·es
Origin: Latin ēlābī, ēlāps- : ē-, ex-, ex- + lābī, to slip.