Definition of consummation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkɒnsəˈmeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnsəˈmeɪʃn//
    [countable, uncountable] Marriage
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  1. 1the act of making a marriage or relationship complete by having sex See related entries: Marriage
  2. 2the fact of making something complete or perfect The paintings are the consummation of his life's work.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin consummatio(n-), from the verb consummare, from con- ‘altogether’ + summa ‘sum total’, feminine of summus ‘highest, supreme’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: consummation