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lapse

Law the termination of some right, interest, or privilege, as by neglecting to exercise it or through failure of some contingency

LAPSE

(language)
A single assignment language for the Manchester dataflow machine.

["A Single Assignment Language for Data Flow Computing", J.R.W. Glauert, M.Sc Diss, Victoria U Manchester, 1978].
References in classic literature ?
Now he lapsed into suffering again, as the dry argu- ment was resumed.
While being transported to a nearby hospital, he lapsed into respiratory arrest.
Five nightclub patrons lapsed into unconsciousness early Sunday after apparently overdosing on a designer drug that is sweeping the club scene.