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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Elapse

ELAPSE, verb intransitive elaps'. [Latin elapsus, from elabor, labor, to slide.]

To slide away; to slip or glide away; to pass away silently, as time; applied chiefly or wholly to time. [Instead of elapse the noun, we use lapse.]