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Definition of the verb scarify

What does scarify mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: scarified

  1. puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals
    • example: The men in some African tribes scarify their faces
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: puncture = pierce with a pointed object
  2. scratch the surface of
    • example: scarify seeds
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: mark / nock / score = make small marks into the surface of
  3. break up
    • example: scarify soil
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: loosen = make less dense

Alternative definition of the verb scarify

verb

  1. [obsolete or nonstandard] To scar.
  2. [obsolete or nonstandard] Denude, or lay waste to.
  3. [horticulture] To remove thatch (build-up of organic matter on the soil) from a lawn, to de-thatch.

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Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Scarify, skur'ri.fy, to scratch or cut slightly the skin so as to draw blood, to rake land with a scarifier; scarifies, tkur'ri.fUe ; scarified, sidrVi./id* ; scarifl-er, an agricultural instrument for cleaning land of weeds and roots; scarificator, skar'rl.fl. kd.tor ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Scarify. Process of abrading or scratching the infiltrative surface prior to installation of a final treatment and dispersal component. To abrade, scratch, or modify the surface, such as to scratch the impervious seed coal of hard seed or to break ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Choctaw Language (1915)

by Cyrus Byington

t, to make a mark; to mark; to rule; to write; to draw a line on something; to scarify; to crease; to delineate; to describe; to design; to draft; to draw; to project; ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield, Jeremy Butterfield

scissors scarify, pronounced with the first syllable as in scab, is a semi- technical word meaning 'to scratch or make incisions in', and has nothing to do with the verb scare. A verb scarify, pronounced like scare and formed on the analogy of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2007)

by Ward Chesworth

SCARIFY. To break up or loosen (ground) and expose lower horizons, aerate soil and prepare the soil for seeding. A simple agricultural scarifier is a share equiped with tines or teeth to engage the ground and rip the surface when pulled over ...

Google previewThe hydropathic encyclopedia (1851)

a system of hydropathy and hygiene, in eight parts, designed as a guide to families and students, and a text-book for physicians by Russell Thacher Trall

The former bleed, leech, scarify, blister, sweat, puke, purge, stimulate, and antiphlogisticate ; and the latter bleed, leech, scarify, blister, sweat, puke, purge, stimulate, and antiphlogisticate too ! Here is diversity of cause producing identity of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Owa (2014)

A Language of the Solomon Islands by Greg Mellow

scarify v. fafarisege (1). scarify a face tr.v. segea (2), see: segesege. scat; spotted scat complex n. aiga rau. n. ngoae2. scatter complex v. qaga tataka, see: ...

Google previewRodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening (2009)

The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener by Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara W. Ellis, Ellen Phillips

Scarify medium—sized or small seeds by rubbing them between two sheets of sandpaper. After scarify— ing, soak seeds in lukewarm water for several hours before planting. Presoaking: Even seeds that have thin seed coats can benefit from ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

a joint scarify scarf-pin ( skärf'pin), n. An ornamental pin worn in a scarf or necktie. scarf-ring (skärf'ring), n.

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Scarify Meaning

Video shows what scarify means. To scar.. Denude, or lay waste to.. To remove thatch (build-up of organic matter on the soil) from a lawn, to dethatch.. Scarify ...

Scrabble value of S1C3A1R1I1F4Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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