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scar·i·fy 1

tr.v. scar·i·fied, scar·i·fy·ing, scar·i·fies
a. To make shallow cuts in (the skin), as when vaccinating.
b. To create a design on (the skin) by means of shallow cuts that are sometimes rubbed with a colorant or irritant to enhance the resulting scar tissue.
2. To break up the surface of (topsoil or pavement).
3. To distress deeply, as with severe criticism; lacerate.
4. Botany To slit or soften the outer coat of (seeds) in order to speed germination.

[Middle English scarifien, from Old French scarifier, from Late Latin scarīficāre, alteration of Latin scarīfāre, from Greek skarīphāsthai, to sketch, scratch, from skarīphos, pencil, stylus; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

scar′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
scar′i·fi′er n.

scar·i·fy 2

tr.v. scar·i·fied, scar·i·fy·ing, scar·i·fies
To scare.


n. escarificación, acto de hacer punturas o raspaduras en la piel.
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And the end of it is, father, what I told you all along," cries Penelope, finishing me off with a last scarification, the hottest of all.
The broader "body art" category also includes branding, scarification (scratching, etching or cutting to produce a design in the skin) and subdermal implants (placing objects under the skin for ornamentation).
MAINTENANCE THIS spring has been dry and cool and we are now into summer - now is not a good time to be doing much in the way of the aeration and scarification.
However, attributes such as microporosity, in both depth and soil preparation form, and soil water content in soil with scarification and at the depth of 0.
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Arranged alphabetically, entries in the first volume address customs of birth and early childhood, such as baby-naming ceremonies, baby showers, baptism and christening, birthdays, breastfeeding, dream catchers, eating the placenta, naming rites, lullabies, circumcision, phallus festivals, spitting on babies, and water birth, followed by coming-of-age customs of adolescents and those in early adulthood in the second volume, such as bachelor and spinster balls, breast ironing, cow jumping, ear-piercing ceremonies, hair removal, quincea[+ or -]eras, menstrual customs, weddings, ritual tattooing, scarification, and virginity testing.
This was situated alongside a display of eight copper sheets punctured with scarification designs, Secret Societies, recalling the industrial past of the copper mining region of Katanga in the DR Congo.
These findings are important for genetic breeding programs (1) as breeding of sires and dams exhibiting the most colorful inner shell phenotypes would be possible with the gonad scarification spawning procedure without affecting overall growth performance and (2) because P.
It is in the traditions of story telling, carving, weaving and the culture behind scarification that many of the artists at Erub Arts draw upon.
We should learn the lesson of patience, tolerance and scarification from Muharram ul Haram as such if we act accordingly, we can maintain peace and brotherhood among all the sections of the society, DCO said.
Scarification can be done with a spring-tine rake by vigorously pulling it through the grass.
Scarification involves cutting or scratching the skin to produce elaborate patterns.