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pro·cras·ti·nate  audio  (pr-krst-nt, pr-) KEY 

VERB:
pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates
VERB:
intr.
To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
VERB:
tr.
To postpone or delay needlessly.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin prcrstinre, prcrstint- : pr-, forward ; see pro-1 + crstinus, of tomorrow (from crs, tomorrow)

OTHER FORMS:
pro·crasti·nation(Noun), pro·crasti·nator(Noun)


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