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Definition of "consummate" []

  • To bring to completion or fruition; conclude: consummate a business transaction. (verb-transitive)
  • To realize or achieve; fulfill: a dream that was finally consummated with the publication of her first book. (verb-transitive)
  • To complete (a marriage) with the first act of sexual intercourse after the ceremony. (verb-transitive)
  • To fulfill (a sexual desire or attraction) especially by intercourse. (verb-transitive)
  • Complete or perfect in every respect: consummate happiness. See Synonyms at perfect. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "consummate" in a sentence
  • "He was known as a consummate and extraordinarily discreet bureaucrat, but before the Bay of Pigs fiasco he had done little for the new administration and had no real sense of what his fate would be in the new regime."
  • "It should be noted that Keiji Fukuda of WHO is a close associate of Nancy Cox of the misnamed CDC who has developed a maximally virulent H5N1 Reassortment Bioweapon described in consummate detail in the March 23, 2005 Wall Street Journal."
  • "Throughout his career, Bob was known as a consummate technician, a great heel, and the source of a subtle in-ring sense of humor that was often lost on the masses."