Definition of consummatory in English:

consummatory

adjective

  • 1= consummative.

  • 2Physiology and Psychology. Designating an action that has direct survival value to an individual or a species, or that completes a behavioural sequence; relating to such an action.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Rous (?1581–1659), religious writer and politician. From consummate + -ory. Compare post-classical Latin consummatorius that completes or perfects (400).

Pronunciation

consummatory

/ˌkɒns(j)ʊˈmeɪt(ə)ri//kənˈsʌmət(ə)ri/