1. scarify

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


  • dissuade

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2. scarify

verb. scratch the surface of.


  • mark
  • nock


  • add
  • ignore
  • take away

3. scarify

verb. break up.


  • lead

Example sentences of the word scarify

1. Adjective
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.