pro·cras·ti·nate (prō-krăstə-nāt′, prə-)
v. pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates
To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
To postpone or delay needlessly.
[Latin prōcrāstināre, prōcrāstināt- : prō-, forward; see PRO-1 + crāstinus, of tomorrow (from crās, tomorrow).]
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