Definition of consummation in English:


Syllabification: con·sum·ma·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkänsəˈmāSHən


  • 1The point at which something is complete or finalized: the consummation of a sale
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    • The consummation of Eliot's appeal was the longest running musical in history, Cats.
    • The consummation of their hope is set before them, along with the salvation of the world.
    • The consummation of this superiority would be the betrayal itself - that would set her above all others.
  • 1.1The action of making a marriage or relationship complete by having sexual intercourse: the eager consummation that follows a long and passionate seduction
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    • What's to come for all these characters - marriages, consummations, and resolutions - is far from sure.
    • This was apparently nothing at all like the consummations that I had previously encountered in my dark marital bedroom.
    • In this cultural context the sexual consummation of the relationship may be less rewarding than was anticipated.


late Middle English: from Latin consummatio(n-), from the verb consummare (see consummate).

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