pro-, por-, pur-
(Greek > Latin: a prefix signifying before; forward, forth; for, in favor of; in front of; in place of, on behalf of; according to; as, to place before; to go before or forward, to throw forward)
"For some people, procrastinations are unenjoyable and therefore, stressful."
2. The consequence of not getting around to doing something: "Procrastination is said to take place because a person is disorganized or not very dutiful (careful to fulfill obligations), and is probably an uncontrollable psychological condition."
"Procrastination or task aversion is an irrational delay of an intended course of action, even while expecting a situation to be worse off for the delay."
"Procrastination is usually caused by the association of pain or discomfort with the prospective course of action; that is, some form of stress. This may be physical; such as, that experienced during hard labor or vigorous exercise, or psychological; such as, a form of frustration or anxiety."3. Etymology: from Latin procrastinatus: pro-, "forward" and crastinus, "tomorrow".
A procrastinator is a person who puts off until tomorrow the things that he or she has already put off until today.
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2. Someone who, or that which, procreates.
2. To beget and to conceive (offspring).
3. To produce or to create; to originate.
4. To create or to produce something.
2. The act of begetting children.
3. The generation and production of offspring.
4. The entire process of bringing a new individual, or individuals, into the world.
2. Capable of reproducing; generative.
3. Having the ability to beget or procreate.
2. Prone; lying face downward: Josh slipped on the ice and wound up in a procumbent position in a snow bank.
3. A reference to a plant stem that grows along the ground without taking root: The gardener was careful when cutting the grass to avoid trimming the procumbent trailers of the berry plants.
4. Etymology: from Latin procumbent-, present participle of procumbere "to fall forward"; from cumbere, "to lie down".