What does scarify mean?

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ˈskær əˌfaɪscar·i·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scarify(verb)

    puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals

    "The men in some African tribes scarify their faces"

  2. scarify(verb)

    scratch the surface of

    "scarify seeds"

  3. scarify(verb)

    break up

    "scarify soil"


  1. scarify(Verb)

    To scar.

  2. scarify(Verb)

    Denude, or lay waste to.

  3. scarify(Verb)

    To remove thatch (build-up of organic matter on the soil) from a lawn, to de-thatch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scarify(verb)

    to scratch or cut the skin of; esp. (Med.), to make small incisions in, by means of a lancet or scarificator, so as to draw blood from the smaller vessels without opening a large vein

  2. Scarify(verb)

    to stir the surface soil of, as a field

  3. Origin: [F. scarifier, L. scarificare, scarifare, fr. Gr. to scratch up, fr. a pointed instrument.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scarify

    skar′i-fī, v.t. to scratch or slightly cut the skin, to make small cuts with a lancet, so as to draw blood: to loosen and stir together the soil: to harrow the feelings:—pa.t. and pa.p. scar′ifīed.ns. Scarificā′tion, act of scarifying; Scarificā′tor, an instrument with several lancets for scarifying or making slight incisions in the operation of cupping; Scar′ifier, one who scarifies: an instrument used for scarifying the soil, esp. a grubber with prongs. [Fr. scarifier—L. scarificāre, -ātum—Gr. skariphasthai—skariphos, an etching tool.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scarify in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scarify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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