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sculpt

[skuhlpt] /skʌlpt/
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
1860-1865
1860-65; < French sculpter < Latin sculpt- (past participle stem of sculpere to carve); or as back formation from sculptor
Related forms
resculpt, verb (used with object)
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Examples from the web for sculpted
  • The sculpted motif is a triumphant figure of an emperor on a rearing horse.
  • This firebird is, in fact, sculpted atop the archway of the forenamed structure.
British Dictionary definitions for sculpted

sculpt

/skʌlpt/
verb
1.
a variant of sculpture (sense 5), sculpture (sense 6), sculpture (sense 7), sculpture (sense 8)
2.
(intransitive) to practise sculpture
Also called (formerly) sculp
Word Origin
C19: from French sculpter, from Latin sculpere to carve
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Word Origin and History for sculpted

sculpt

v.

1826 (implied in sculpted), from French sculpter, from Latin sculpt-, past participle stem of sculpere "to carve" (see sculpture). Related: Sculpting. The older verb form was sculpture (1640s), also sculp (1530s).

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