consummatory
adjective Date: 1648 1. of or relating to consummation ; concluding 2. 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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  • consummatory — adj. of completion or consummation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • consummatory — con·sum·ma·to·ry …   English syllables

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