MEANING: adjective: Having the capability of molding diverse ideas or things into unity.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), apparently inspired by German Ineinsbildung (forming into one). From Greek es- (into) + en, neuter of eis (one) + plastic, from Latin plasticus (related to molding), from Greek plastikos, from plassein (to mold). Earliest documented use: 1817.

'E'SEMI-PLASTIC - 'e'll deform, but only if you pull 'im slowly

EJEMPLA STIC - a long skinny piece of wood, for example

ESTE M-PLASTIC - this Spanish explosive compound