verb. puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals.
verb. scratch the surface of.
- take away
verb. break up.
Example sentences of the word scarify
To “scarify” is simply to rough up and loosen the compacted clay.
2. Verb, base form
Do not scarify the ends of the seed; aim for the fattest area around the middle of the seed.
3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Growers often scarify (nick) the seeds a bit to "weather" the seed and encourage germination.