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CONSUMMATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does consummation mean? 

CONSUMMATION (noun)
  The noun CONSUMMATION has 2 senses:

1. the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse
2. the act of bringing to completion or fruition

  Familiarity information: CONSUMMATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONSUMMATION (noun)


Sense 1consummation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The completion of marriage by sexual intercourse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("consummation" is a kind of...):

closing; completion; culmination; mop up; windup (a concluding action)


Sense 2consummation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of bringing to completion or fruition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("consummation" is a kind of...):

closing; completion; culmination; mop up; windup (a concluding action)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "consummation"):

fruition; realisation; realization (something that is made real or concrete)

climax; coming; orgasm; sexual climax (the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse)

fulfillment; fulfilment (the act of consummating something (a desire or promise etc))


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