verb (used without object), e·lapsed, e·laps·ing.
Origin of elapse
Related formsun·e·lapsed, adjective
Examples from the Web for elapse
He could have allowed a decent interval to elapse after the disastrous air strike, and then ordered the supply route reopened.U.S.-Pakistan Ties: Drones, Killings, Angry Words—But Now, a Thaw|Ron Moreau, Sami Yousafzai|April 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Some hours must also elapse before the hitherto tumultuous sea would go down; what should they do in the meantime?From Powder Monkey to Admiral|W.H.G. Kingston
No matter how many years may elapse they are still after the sureties and are still after the principal.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
He pronounced that six weeks at the least, perhaps two months, must elapse before Angela would be able to sit up again.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
From five to six hours should elapse between meals to insure perfect digestion.Vitality Supreme|Bernarr Macfadden
From the first dawn of intelligence we draw inferences; but years elapse before we learn the use of general language.