illapse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin illapsus.

Noun[edit]

illapse (plural illapses)

  1. A gliding in; an immission or entrance of one thing into another.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Akenside to this entry?)
  2. A sudden descent or attack.
    • Jeffrey
      They sit silent [] waiting for an illapse of the spirit.

Verb[edit]

illapse (third-person singular simple present illapses, present participle illapsing, simple past and past participle illapsed)

  1. To fall or glide; to pass; usually followed by into.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cheyne to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

illapse

  1. vocative masculine singular of illapsus