- 1The point at which something is complete or finalized: the consummation of a saleMore example sentences
- 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 seductionMore example sentences
- 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).