Procrastinating
Procrastinate Pro*cras"ti*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Procrastinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Procrastinating}.] [L. procrastinatus, p. p. of procrastinare to procrastinate; pro forward + crastinus of to-morrow, fr. cras to-morrow.] To put off till to-morrow, or from day to day; to defer; to postpone; to delay; as, to procrastinate repentance. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

Hopeless and helpless [AE]geon wend, But to procrastinate his lifeless end. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To postpone; adjourn; defer; delay; retard; protract; prolong. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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