Consummation of marriage, completion of the connubial relation by actual cohabition.

(Con*sum"ma*tive) a. Serving to consummate; completing. "The final, the consummative procedure of philosophy." Sir W. Hamilton.

(Con*sump"tion) n. [L. consumptio: cf. F. consomption.]

1. The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction.

Every new advance of the price to the consumer is a new incentive to him to retrench the quality of his consumption.

2. The state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay.

3. (Med.) A progressive wasting away of the body; esp., that form of wasting, attendant upon pulmonary phthisis and associated with cough, spitting of blood, hectic fever, etc.; pulmonary phthisis; — called also pulmonary consumption.

Consumption of the bowels(Med.), inflammation and ulceration of the intestines from tubercular disease.

Syn. — Decline; waste; decay. See Decline.

(Con*sump"tive) a. [Cf. F. consomptif.]

1. Of or pertaining to consumption; having the quality of consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting.

It [prayer] is not consumptive or our time.

A long consumptive war.

2. (Med.) Affected with, or inclined to, consumption.

The lean, consumptive wench, with coughs decayed.

(Con*sump"tive), n. One affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives.

(Con*sump"tive*ly), adv. In a way tending to or indication consumption. Beddoes.

(Con*sump"tive*ness), n. A state of being consumptive, or a tendency to a consumption.

(Con`ta*bes"cent) a. [L. contabescenc, p. pr. of contabescere.] Wasting away gradually. Darwin.

Con*ta*bes"cence n.

Consummately to Contemplative

(Con*sum"mate*ly) adv. In a consummate manner; completely. T. Warton.

(Con`sum*ma"tion) n. [L. consummatio.] The act of consummating, or the state of being consummated; completion; perfection; termination; end (as of the world or of life).

"'T is a consummation
Devoutly to be wished.

From its original to its consummation.

Quiet consummation have,
And renownéd be thy grave.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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