[ verb kon-suh-meyt; adjective kuhn-suhm-it, kon-suh-mit ]
/ verb ˈkɒn səˌmeɪt; adjective kənˈsʌm ɪt, ˈkɒn sə mɪt /
verb (used with object), con·sum·mat·ed, con·sum·mat·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.
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
con·sum·mate·ly, adverbcon·sum·ma·tive, con·sum·ma·to·ry [kuhn-suhm-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈsʌm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivecon·sum·ma·tor, nounhalf-con·sum·mat·ed, adjective
un·con·sum·mate, adjectiveun·con·sum·mate·ly, adverbun·con·sum·mat·ed, adjectiveun·con·sum·ma·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for consummative
verb (ˈkɒnsəˌmeɪt) (tr)
to bring to completion or perfection; fulfil
to complete (a marriage) legally by sexual intercourse
adjective (kənˈsʌmɪt, ˈkɒnsəmɪt)
accomplished or supremely skilleda consummate artist
(prenominal) (intensifier)a consummate fool
Derived Formsconsummately, adverbconsummation, nounconsummative or consummatory, adjectiveconsummator, noun
Word Origin for consummate
C15: from Latin consummāre to complete, from summus highest, utmost
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