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consummate: Meaning and Definition of

con•sum•mate

Pronunciation: (v.kon'su-m?t"adj.kun-sum'it, kon'su-mit), [key]
? v., adj. -mat•ed, -mat•ing,
?v.t.
  1. to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.
  2. 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.
  3. to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse.
?adj.
  1. complete or perfect; supremely skilled; superb: a consummate master of the violin.
  2. being of the highest or most extreme degree: a work of consummate skill; an act of consummate savagery.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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