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procrastinate

[ proh-kras-tuh-neyt, pruh- ]
/ pro蕣藞kr忙s t蓹藢ne瑟t, pr蓹- /
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verb (used without object), pro路cras路ti路nat路ed, pro路cras路ti路nat路ing.
to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.
verb (used with object), pro路cras路ti路nat路ed, pro路cras路ti路nat路ing.
to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.
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Origin of procrastinate

1580鈥90; <Latin pr艒cr膩stin膩tus (past participle of pr艒cr膩stin膩re to put off until tomorrow, equivalent to pr艒-pro-1 + -cr膩stin膩re, derivative of cr膩stinus of tomorrow; cr膩s tomorrow + -tinus suffix forming adjectives from temporal adverbs); see -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for procrastinate

procrastinate
/ (pr蓹蕣藞kr忙st瑟藢ne瑟t, pr蓹-) /

verb
(usually intr) to put off or defer (an action) until a later time; delay

Derived forms of procrastinate

procrastination, nounprocrastinator, noun

Word Origin for procrastinate

C16: from Latin pr艒cr膩stin膩re to postpone until tomorrow, from pro- 1 + cr膩s tomorrow
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