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English definition of “lapsed”

lapsed

adjective [before noun]     /læpst/
no longer being continued or paid: One suggestion is to revive lapsed tax breaks for businesses' research expenses.
(Definition of lapsed adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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