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consummate

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈkɒn.sə.mət/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/ formal
perfect, or complete in every way: a life of consummate happiness He's a consummate athlete/gentleman/liar.

consummate

verb [T] uk   /ˈkɒn.sjʊ.meɪt/ us    /ˈkɑːn.sə-/

consummate verb [T] (HAVE SEX)

specialized law to make a marriage or romantic relationship complete by having sex: The marriage was never consummated.

consummate verb [T] (COMPLETE)

formal to make something complete or perfect
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