Difference between damaged and scarify




  1. harmed or injured or spoiled
  2. being unjustly brought into disrepute


Upstairs were the bedrooms; “mother-and-father’s room” the largest; a smaller room for one or two sons, another for one or two daughters; each of these rooms containing a double bed, a “washstand, ” a “bureau, ” a wardrobe, a little table, a rocking-chair, and often a chair or two that had been slightly damaged downstairs, but not enough to justify either the expense of repair or decisive abandonment in the attic.

Unless the damaged areas are quickly revegetated, the eroded soils sink below sea level and the area becomes open water.

Economists say the ecosystem is basically healthy; ecologists worry it may, be on the verge of being irreparably damaged.

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  1. puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals
  2. scratch the surface of
  3. break up


scarify soil

Reverse is better for controlled cutting, pulverizing clods, sorting debris from soil, and scarifying hard ground.

The men in some African tribes scarify their faces

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