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intr.v. e·lapsed, e·laps·ing, e·laps·es
To slip by; pass: Weeks elapsed before we could start renovating.
Passage; lapse: an elapse of many years.

[Latin ēlābī, ēlāps- : ē-, ex-, ex- + lābī, to slip.]
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Adj.1.elapsed - (of time) having passed or slipped by; "elapsed time"
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Already I was puzzled to compute the period of time which had elapsed since we broke through the crust of the inner world.
The appearance of the surface and the vegetation show that elsewhere years have elapsed since the waters washed their base.
At least I am, and nearly twenty years had elapsed, and here was I burdened under a load of affection, like a sack of returned love-letters, with no lap into which to dump them.
Not a day elapsed which did not bring us news of the decease of some acquaintance.
Nearly an hour had elapsed before he rose to return to the house.
As I sit here tonight in my little study overlooking the Hudson, just twenty years have elapsed since I first opened my eyes upon Mars.
My heart runs blood whenever I think of it; it is so fresh in my memory that I cannot dismiss it from my thoughts, nor rest for its insistence, although a year has now elapsed since the events took place.
MORE than three years have elapsed since the occurrence of the events recorded in this volume.
Dorrimore explained at some length how he happened to be there, and where he had been during the years that had elapsed since I had seen him.
It was not until Ernest and I were back in New York, and after weeks had elapsed, that we were able to comprehend thoroughly the full sweep of the disaster that had befallen the Cause.
Now four days had elapsed, and Valentine still lived.
Two days elapsed before the body of Sir John was found.