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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To quietly go by or pass, as in time.

Usage examples (37)
  • The two friends were amazed at how much time had elapsed since they had last seen each other.
  • In addition, a certain time must elapse from the injection of the serum until its antitoxic and healing activity in the affected parts of the body can develop.
  • Mike, so about what kind of elapse of time are we talking about?
  • Long time would elapse ere his shouts could be heard; for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "illapse" (an influx) of fans into the stadium grew with the "elapse" (to slip or glide away) of time on tournament day.
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