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Back-formation from precrastination

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precrastinate (third-person singular simple present precrastinates, present participle precrastinating, simple past and past participle precrastinated)

  1. To engage in precrastination.
    • 2015, Cass R. Sunstein, Choosing Not to Choose: Understanding the Value of Choice, →ISBN, page 12:
      It can also “precrastinate,” that is, engage in a series of tasks too early, in a way that results in serious and unnecessary burdens and costs.
    • 2015, Joseph Muratore, Rise of a Terrorist, →ISBN:
      You know me. I never procrastinate. I do the opposite. I precrastinate.
    • 2019 February, Lisa R. Fournier, Emily Coder, Clark Kogan, Nisha Raghunath, Ezana Taddese, David A. Rosenbaum, “Which task will we choose first? Precrastination and cognitive load in task ordering”, in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, volume 81, number 2:
      Because of the general application of precrastination, it was picked up by the media (eg, Richtel, 2014) and even led to the suggestion that people who precrastinate sacrifice creativity because they don't leave enough time for incubation (Grant, 2016).