- 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 unconsummated
“Unconsummated love affairs are perhaps the most poignant and most remembered of all,” Campion argues.Telling the Story of Keats' Love Connection
September 16, 2009
They came waking and crowding to fill out the measure of his unconsummated passion, and they had all one face and one likeness.The Lovely Lady
Loving each other as men and women love but once in a lifetime, their love was destined to be for ever unconsummated.The Hermit of Far End
The lovers, now that in an aery body they must sorrow for unconsummated love, are 'tangled up as the grass patterns are tangled.'Certain Noble Plays of Japan
- (of a marriage, relationship, etc) not having been consummated
- 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 unconsummated
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.