- 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.
- 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.
Origin of consummate
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Examples from the Web for consummated
There was a lot of speculation at the time about whether the long-term agreement could really be consummated.Obamacare, Impeachment, Iran, and More Political Predictions for 2014
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Thanks to the Internet, we have relationships that satisfy our needs but don't have to be consummated in person.Porn Superfans: Aurora Snow on the Relationship Between Cam Girls and Their Fans
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On month after the deal was consummated, the combined company had a market value of just $39 billion.Behind Ken Lewis' Panic
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It was all over, quite over now; the sacrifice was consummated.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Everything was ready for the affair to be consummated at once.
However, when the sale of the Company was consummated, he did an extraordinary thing.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
Pierron consented to this, and consummated his abominable passion with this spectre.The Phantom World
The World War was conceived in greed and will be consummated in justice.Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer
Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
- to bring to completion or perfection; fulfil
- to complete (a marriage) legally by sexual intercourse
- accomplished or supremely skilleda consummate artist
- (prenominal) (intensifier)a consummate fool
Word Origin and History for consummated
1640s, "perfected," past participle adjective from consummate (v.). Of marriage, from 1709; earlier consummate (adj.) was used in this sense (1530s).
mid-15c., from Latin consummatus "perfected, complete," past participle of consummare "sum up, complete" (see consummation). Of persons, "accomplished, very qualified," from 1640s. Related: Consummately.
1520s, "to bring to completion," from Latin consummatus, past participle of consummare "to sum up, make up, complete, finish" (see consummation). Meaning "to bring a marriage to completion" (by sexual intercourse) is from 1530s. Related: Consummated; consummating.