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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Elapse \E*lapse"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Elapsed; p. pr. & vb. n. Elapsing.] [L. elapsus, p. p. of elabi to glide away; e out + labi to fall, slide. See Lapse.] To slip or glide away; to pass away silently, as time; -- used chiefly in reference to time. [1913 Webster] Eight days elapsed; at length a pilgrim came. --Hoole. [1913 Webster]