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elapsed

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e·lapse  (-lps)
intr.v. e·lapsed, e·laps·ing, e·laps·es
To slip by; pass: Weeks elapsed before we could start renovating.
n.
Passage; lapse: met again after an elapse of many years.

[Latin lb, lps- : -, ex-, ex- + lb, to slip.]
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Adj.1.elapsed - (of time) having passed or slipped by; "elapsed time"


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