cosmoplastic

adjective
cos·​mo·​plastic | \ ¦käzmə+ \

Definition of cosmoplastic

: of a molding force regarded as operative in the formation of the world independently of God : world-forming cosmoplastic and hylozoic atheisms— Ralph Cudworth

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History and Etymology for cosmoplastic

Greek kosmoplastēs molder of the world (from kosm- cosm- + -plastēs molder, from plassein to mold) + English -ic

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“Cosmoplastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cosmoplastic. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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