[verb kon-suh-meyt; adjective kuh n-suhm-it, kon-suh-mit] /verb ˈkɒn səˌmeɪt; adjective kənˈsʌm ɪt, ˈkɒn sə mɪt/
verb (used with object), consummated, consummating.
to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.
to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract:
The company consummated its deal to buy a smaller firm.
to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse.
complete or perfect; supremely skilled; superb:
a consummate master of the violin.
being of the highest or most extreme degree:
a work of consummate skill; an act of consummate savagery.
verb (transitive) (ˈkɒnsəˌmeɪt)
to bring to completion or perfection; fulfil
to complete (a marriage) legally by sexual intercourse
adjective (kənˈsʌmɪt; ˈkɒnsəmɪt)
accomplished or supremely skilled: a consummate artist
(prenominal) (intensifier): a consummate fool
mid-15c., from Latin consummatus “perfected, complete,” past participle of consummare “sum up, complete” (see consummation). Of persons, “accomplished, very qualified,” from 1640s. Related: Consummately.
1520s, “to bring to completion,” from Latin consummatus, past participle of consummare “to sum up, make up, complete, finish” (see consummation). Meaning “to bring a marriage to completion” (by sexual intercourse) is from 1530s. Related: Consummated; consummating.
- Consummatory behaviour
/kənˈsʌmətərɪ/ noun 1. (psychol) any behaviour that leads directly to the satisfaction of an innate drive, e.g. eating or drinking
[kuh n-suhmp-shuh n] /kənˈsʌmp ʃən/ noun 1. the act of consuming, as by use, decay, or destruction. 2. the amount consumed: the high consumption of gasoline. 3. Economics. the using up of goods and services having an exchangeable value. 4. Pathology. /kənˈsʌmpʃən/ noun 1. the act of consuming or the state of being consumed, esp […]
- Consumption rate
noun the average quantity of an item purchased, consumed, or expended during a given time interval and expressed in an appropriate unit of measurement Examples Per capita consumption rates in China are still about 11 times below ours, but let’s suppose they rise to our level. Word Origin by 1894
plural noun 1. .