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Definition of the verb scarify
What does scarify mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: scarified
- puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals
- scratch the surface of
- break up
Alternative definition of the verb scarify
- [obsolete or nonstandard] To scar.
- [obsolete or nonstandard] Denude, or lay waste to.
- [horticulture] To remove thatch (build-up of organic matter on the soil) from a lawn, to de-thatch.
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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 ...
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 ...
A 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: ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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; ...
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 ...
by Ernest Weekley
sceorfan, to scrape, scarify. scarify.
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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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