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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consummate  \Con*sum"mate\,  a.  [L.  consummatus  p.  p.  or 
  consummare  to  accomplish,  sum  up  con-  +  summa  sum.  See 
  {Sum}.] 
  Carried  to  the  utmost  extent  or  degree;  of  the  highest 
  quality;  complete;  perfect.  ``A  man  of  perfect  and  consummate 
  virtue.''  --Addison. 
 
  The  little  band  held  the  post  with  consummate  tenacity. 
  --Motley 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consummate  \Con"sum*mate\  (?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Consummated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Consummating}.] 
  To  bring  to  completion;  to  raise  to  the  highest  point  or 
  degree;  to  complete;  to  finish;  to  perfect;  to  achieve. 
 
  To  consummate  this  business  happily.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consummate 
  adj  1:  having  or  revealing  supreme  mastery  or  skill;  "a  consummate 
  artist";  "consummate  skill";  "a  masterful  speaker"; 
  "masterful  technique";  "a  masterly  performance  of  the 
  sonata";  "a  virtuoso  performance"  [syn:  {masterful},  {masterly}, 
  {virtuoso(a)}] 
  2:  perfect  and  complete  in  every  respect;  having  all  necessary 
  qualities;  "a  complete  gentleman";  "consummate  happiness"; 
  "a  consummate  performance"  [syn:  {complete}] 
  3:  without  qualification;  used  informally  as  (often  pejorative) 
  intensifiers;  "an  arrant  fool";  "a  complete  coward";  "a 
  consummate  fool";  "a  double-dyed  villain";  "gross 
  negligence";  "a  perfect  idiot";  "pure  folly";  "what  a 
  sodding  mess";  "stark  staring  mad";  "a  thoroughgoing 
  villain";  "utter  nonsense"  [syn:  {arrant(a)},  {complete(a)}, 
  {consummate(a)},  {double-dyed(a)},  {everlasting(a)},  {gross(a)}, 
  {perfect(a)},  {pure(a)},  {sodding(a)},  {stark(a)},  {staring(a)}, 
  {thoroughgoing(a)},  {utter(a)}] 
  v  1:  of  marriages 
  2:  make  perfect;  bring  to  perfection  [syn:  {perfect}] 




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