Meaning of “consummate” in the English Dictionary

"consummate" in English

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consummateadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈkɒn.sə.mət/ us /ˈkɑːn.sə.mət/ formal

consummateverb [ T ]

/ˈkɒn.sə.meɪt/ /ˈkɑːn.sə.meɪt/

consummate verb [ T ] (HAVE SEX)

specialized law to make a marriage or romantic relationship complete by having sex:

The marriage was never consummated.

(Definition of “consummate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˈkɑn·sə·mət, kənˈsʌm·ət/

perfect; complete in every way:

consummate skill

consummateverb [ T ]

us /ˈkɑn·səˌmeɪt/

to complete:

The deal was consummated with a handshake.

To consummate a marriage is to make it complete by having sex.

(Definition of “consummate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)