- Procrastinate is defined as to put something off to do at a later time.
An example of procrastinate is having two weeks to work on a paper and waiting until the night before it's due to work on it.
transitive verbprocrastinated, procrastinating
Origin of procrastinate; from Classical Latin procrastinatus, past participle of procastinare ; from pro-, forward (see pro-) + crastinus, belonging to the morrow ; from cras, tomorrow
verbpro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates
Origin of procrastinateLatin prōcrāstināre, prōcrāstināt- : prō-, forward; see pro–1 + crāstinus, of tomorrow (from crās, tomorrow).
(third-person singular simple present procrastinates, present participle procrastinating, simple past and past participle procrastinated)