scarify

[ UK /skˈæɹɪfˌa‍ɪ/ ]
VERB
  1. puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals
    The men in some African tribes scarify their faces
  2. scratch the surface of
    scarify seeds
  3. break up
    scarify soil
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How To Use scarify In A Sentence

  • 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
  • It's a good time to scarify lawns and remove the dead grass called thatch.
  • And how scarifyingly he would laugh at me, if he knew what comic relics of old prudish reflexes are stirred up by the contact with his mere human livingness. The Brimming Cup
  • On a dry day, scarify the lawn to remove unwanted thatch and then aerate and top-dress any badly drained areas.
  • Bill Clinton, similarly, knew the power of charm and was not, IIRC, one to try to scarify opponents verbally in public. Don’t dis your competitor « Scripting News Annex
  • If dethatching is required, use an iron rake or a thatch rake (also known as a scrake) to cut through and rake off thatch, and to scarify the surface.
  • It's one thing to poke fun at a badly rendered tattoo, but quite another to say that it is stupid to tattoo, pierce, or scarify your body. Keeping it Reeled In: Hope or Delusion?
  • Another fun item is the use of macabre claymation models, which appear every now and again, to scarify sleepyheads.
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