consummatory

adjective

con·​sum·​ma·​to·​ry kən-ˈsə-mə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce consummatory (audio)
1
: of or relating to consummation : concluding
2
: of, relating to, or being a response or act (such as eating or copulating) that terminates a period of usually goal-directed behavior

Word History

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of consummatory was in 1623

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Cite this Entry

“Consummatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consummatory. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

consummatory

adjective
con·​sum·​ma·​to·​ry kən-ˈsəm-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- How to pronounce consummatory (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a response or act (as eating or copulating) that terminates a period of usually goal-directed behavior
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