consummate

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Pronunciation[change]

Adjective
  • (UK) enPR: kŏn'səmət or kŏn'syo͝omət or kənsŭm'ĭt, IPA (key): /ˈkɒnsəmət/ or /ˈkɒnsjʊmət/ or /kənˈsʌmɪt/
  • (US) enPR: kŏn'səmət or kənsŭm'ĭt, IPA (key): /ˈkɑnsəmət/ or /kənˈsʌmɪt/
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Verb
  • (UK) enPR: kŏn'səmāt or kŏn'syo͝omāt, IPA (key): /ˈkɒnsəmeɪt/ or /ˈkɒnsjʊmeɪt/
  • (US) enPR: kŏn'səmāt, IPA (key): /ˈkɑnsəmeɪt/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
consummate

Comparative
more consummate

Superlative
most consummate

  1. If a person is consummate, he or she is highly skilled and experienced in doing something.

Verb[change]

Plain form
consummate

Third-person singular
consummates

Past tense
consummated

Past participle
consummated

Present participle
consummating

  1. (transitive) If you consummate a task or goal, you accomplish it.
  2. (transitive) If a couple consummates, they make their marriage complete by engaging in first sexual intercourse.
    After the reception, he escorted her to the honeymoon suite to consummate their marriage.