Consummate is defined as a complete or fulfilled, or very skillful.adjective
- An example of consummate is the happiness of a child on Christmas morning; consummate happiness.
- An example of consummate is the magic performed by David Copperfield; a consummate magic expert.
The definition of consummate is defined as accomplish or complete.verb
An example of consummate is a newly-wedded couple having sex on their wedding night; consummate their marriage.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- complete or perfect in every way; supreme: consummate happiness
- very skillful; highly expert: a consummate liar
Origin: L consummatus, pp. of consummare, to sum up, finish < com-, together + summa, sum
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transitive verb con·sum·mat·ed, con·sum·mat·ing, con·sum·mates
- a. To bring to completion or fruition; conclude: consummate a business transaction.b. To realize or achieve; fulfill: a dream that was finally consummated with the publication of her first book.
- a. To complete (a marriage) with the first act of sexual intercourse after the ceremony.b. To fulfill (a sexual desire or attraction) especially by intercourse.
- Complete or perfect in every respect: consummate happiness. See Synonyms at perfect.
- Supremely accomplished or skilled: “Sargent was now a consummate master of brushwork” (Roberta Smith).
- Complete; utter: a consummate bore.
Origin: Middle English consummaten, from Latin cōnsummāre, cōnsummāt- : com-, com- + summa, sum; see sum .
- con·sumˈmate·ly adverb
- conˈsum·maˌtive, con·sumˈma·toˌry adjective
- conˈsum·maˌtor noun