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consummate

[ verb kon-suh-meyt; adjective kuhn-suhm-it, kon-suh-mit ]
/ verb 藞k蓲n s蓹藢me瑟t; adjective k蓹n藞s蕦m 瑟t, 藞k蓲n s蓹 m瑟t /
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verb (used with object), con路sum路mat路ed, con路sum路mat路ing.
to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.
to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract: The company consummated its deal to buy a smaller firm.
to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse.
adjective
complete or perfect; supremely skilled; superb: a consummate master of the violin.
being of the highest or most extreme degree: a work of consummate skill; an act of consummate savagery.
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Origin of consummate

1400鈥50; late Middle English (adj.) <Latin consumm膩tus (past participle of consumm膩re to complete, bring to perfection), equivalent to con-con- + summ(a) sum + -膩tus-ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for consummate

consummate

verb (藞k蓲ns蓹藢me瑟t) (tr)
to bring to completion or perfection; fulfil
to complete (a marriage) legally by sexual intercourse
adjective (k蓹n藞s蕦m瑟t, 藞k蓲ns蓹m瑟t)
accomplished or supremely skilleda consummate artist
(prenominal) (intensifier)a consummate fool

Derived forms of consummate

consummately, adverbconsummation, nounconsummative or consummatory, adjectiveconsummator, noun

Word Origin for consummate

C15: from Latin consumm膩re to complete, from summus highest, utmost
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