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esemplastic

adjective es·em·plas·tic \ˌe-ˌsem-ˈplas-tik, -səm-\

Definition of ESEMPLASTIC

:  shaping or having the power to shape disparate things into a unified whole <the esemplastic power of the poetic imagination — W. H. Gardner>

Origin of ESEMPLASTIC

Greek es hen into one + English plastic
First Known Use: 1817

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