sculpt

[skuhlpt]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
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.

Origin:
1860–65; < French sculpter < Latin sculpt- (past participle stem of sculpere to carve); or as back formation from sculptor

resculpt, verb (used with object)
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sculpt (skʌlpt)
 
vb
1.  sculpture sculpture sculpture a variant of sculpture
2.  (intr) to practise sculpture
 
[C19: from French sculpter, from Latin sculpere to carve]

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sculpt
1864, from Fr. sculpter, from L. sculpt-, pp. stem of sculpere "to carve." The older verb form was sculpture (1645).
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Example sentences
Where these things are lacking, people can sometimes sculpt their jobs to
  compensate.
Etchers scratch and sculpt fine detail on to the resin forms that will be used
  to create metal moulds for injection casting.
New stars are still being born, and they'll continue to sculpt the cluster's
  glowing form.
Scientists have long known that neuroplasticity allows individual events to
  sculpt the brain's form and function.
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