procrastinate[prō kras′tə nāt′, prə-]
- 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)
From Latin prÅcrastinÄtum, past participle of prÅcrastinÅ (“defer, put off till tomorrow"), from prÅ (“in favor of") + crÄstinus (“of or belonging to tomorrow"), from crÄs (“tomorrow")