sculpt


sculpt
/skulpt/, v.t., v.i.
1. Fine Arts. to carve, model, or make by using the techniques of sculpture.
2. to form, shape, or manipulate, as in the manner of sculpture: Her hair was sculpted by a leading hairdresser.
[1860-65; < F sculpter < L sculpt- (ptp. s. of sculpere to carve); or as back formation from SCULPTOR]

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