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English

Etymology 1

Probably from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] consumere.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: kŏn'syo͝omət, kən'sŭmĭt, IPA: /ˈkɒnsjʊmət/, /kənˈsʌmɪt/, SAMPA: /"kQnsjUm@t/, /k@n"sVmIt/
  • (US) enPR: kən'sŭmĭt, IPA: /ˈkɑnsəmət/, /kənˈsʌmɪt/, SAMPA: /"kAns@m@t/, /k@n"sVmIt/
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Adjective

consummate (not comparable)

Positive
consummate

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Complete, perfect, absolute.
  2. highly skilled and experienced
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Etymology 2

unknown

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to consummate

Third person singular
consummat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to consummate (third-person singular simple present consummat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To bring to completion; to accomplish.
    • 1921, James Truslow Adams, The Founding of New England, chapter III,  
      Although it was agreed by all that discovery must be consummated by possession and use, []
    • 1922, Havelock Ellis, Against the Grain, translation of À rebours by Joris-Karl Huysmans, Chapter X,  
      In one word, in perfumery the artist completes and consummates the original natural odour, []
  2. To make (a marriage) complete by engaging in first sexual intercourse.
    After the reception, he escorted her to the honeymoon suite to consummate their marriage.
    • 1890, Giovanni Boccacio, translated by James MacMullen Rigg, The Decameron, Novel 2, part 10,
      [] in the essay which he made the very first night to serve her so as to consummate the marriage he made a false move, []
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