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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 previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

A verb scarify, pronounced like scare and formed on the analogy of terrify, meaning 'to scare or frighten', has been in existence since the 18c but is regarded as colloquial or even nonstandard:The use of macabre claymation models, which ...

Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Scarify, icar'rt.fy. Scarify, tkare'-l.fy, to frighten. 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 ...

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 previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

-z AM 'skero faior, -Z scarify " cut BR 'skarłfai, 'skerHAI, -Z, -In, -d AM 'skero fai, -Z, -In, -d scarify” frighten BR ' ske:rifai, ...

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 previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1898)

by Walter William Skeat

SCARIFY, to cut the skin slightly. (F.,-L,-Gk.) • Of Scary- $ corraption of E. skew- age, formed by adding the F. suffix -age to the fiyag, called boxyng or cuppynge ; ' Sir T. Elyot, Castel of Helth, b. E. verb to shew ; see Blount's Nomolexicon, where ...

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 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 previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2012)

by Ernest Weekley

sceorfan, to scrape, scarify. scarify.

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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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