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- (UK) enPR: kŏn'səmət, kŏn'syo͝omət, kənsŭm'ĭt, IPA(key): /ˈkɒnsəmət/, /ˈkɒnsjʊmət/, /kənˈsʌmɪt/
- (US) enPR: kŏn'səmət, kənsŭm'ĭt, IPA(key): /ˈkɑnsəmət/, /kənˈsʌmɪt/
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- (UK) enPR: kŏn'səmāt, kŏn'syo͝omāt, IPA(key): /ˈkɒnsəmeɪt/, /ˈkɒnsjʊmeɪt/
- (US) enPR: kŏn'səmāt, IPA(key): /ˈkɑnsəmeɪt/
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- Complete in every detail, perfect, absolute.
- 1712 January 23, Joseph Addison; Richard Steele, “SATURDAY, January 12, 1711–1712 [Julian calendar]”, in The Spectator, number 273; republished in Alexander Chalmers, editor, The Spectator; a New Edition, […], volume III, New York, N.Y.: D[aniel] Appleton & Company, 1853, OCLC 191120697:
- A man of perfect and consummate virtue.
- 1859, George Meredith, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Chapter 5:
- A sweeping and consummate vengeance for the indignity alone should satisfy him.
- 1880, Georges Bernard Shaw, The Irrational Knot, Chapter VII,
- […] Marmaduke, who had the consummate impudence to reply that […]
- 1900, Guy Wetmore Carryl, "The Singular Sangfroid of Baby Bunting",
- Belinda Bellonia Bunting//Behaved like a consummate loon
- Highly skilled and experienced; fully qualified.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:skilled
- a consummate sergeant
complete, perfect, absolute
highly skilled and experienced
- (transitive) To bring (a task, project, goal etc.) to completion; to accomplish.
- 1922, Joris-Karl Huysmans, chapter X, in Havelock Ellis, transl., Against the Grain, translation of À rebours:
- In one word, in perfumery the artist completes and consummates the original natural odour, which he cuts, so to speak, and mounts as a jeweller improves and brings out the water of a precious stone.
- (transitive) To make perfect, achieve, give the finishing touch.
- (transitive) To make (a marriage) complete by engaging in first sexual intercourse.
- the marriage was never consummated
- After the reception, he escorted her to the honeymoon suite to consummate their marriage.
- (intransitive) To become perfected, receive the finishing touch.
to bring something to completion
to make a marriage complete by engaging in first sexual intercourse
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Translations to be checked
- consummate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- consummate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.