Variant of delay
- to put off to a future time; postpone
- to make late; slow up; detain
Origin: ME delaien < OFr delaier < de-, intens. + laier, to leave, let, altered (? after conjugation of faire) < laissier < L laxare: see relax
- a delaying or being delayed
- the period of time for which something is delayed
- delayer noun
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