scarifying


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scar·i·fy 1

 (skăr′ə-fī′)
tr.v. scar·i·fied, scar·i·fy·ing, scar·i·fies
1.
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

 (skâr′ə-fī′)
tr.v. scar·i·fied, scar·i·fy·ing, scar·i·fies
To scare.

scarifying

(ˈskɛərɪˌfaɪɪŋ)
adj
1. critical
2. informal frightening

scarifying

1. A technique of removing thatch (moss and dead grass that builds up in grassed areas) using a rake or powered scarifier.
2. A seed treatment where the seed coat is abraded to promote speedy water absorption and, thus, quicker germination.
Translations

scarifying

[ˈskɛərɪfaɪɪŋ] ADJ [attack etc] → mordaz, severo

scarifying

adj (inf)beängstigend; filmgrus(e)lig (inf)
References in classic literature ?
He was, I say, tied to an oak, naked from the waist up, and a clown, whom I afterwards found to be his master, was scarifying him by lashes with the reins of his mare.
ISLAMABAD -- Festivities of Eid ul Adha including the ritual to buy the animals for scarifying in the name of Almighty were getting momentum across the country as only few days were left in Eid.
Item description: scarifying existing bituminous surface to a depth of 50 mm (scarifying the existing bituminous road surface to a depth of 50 mm and disposal of scarified material with in all lifts and lead up to 1000 meters) as per clause 305.4.3.
A purpose-designed scarifying machine will slice through the shoots, leaves and stolons (or runners), maximising the grass's ability to regenerate from the re-emerging plants.
'Police personnel averted a major loss by scarifying their lives,' he said paying tributes to the martyrs.
Smith, located in Pompano Beach, Florida, makes and sells scarifying equipment for both interior and exterior surface preparation.
At MirrorOffers.co.uk we have this powerful yet lightweight 1300W Garden Gear 2 in 1 lawn and scarifier to help put an end to the traditional heavy and laborious work of raking and scarifying your lawn.
It will need removing and over-sowing then anyway so I would recommend just scarifying rather than using chemicals.
Two germinating seed transformation methods i.e., scarifying and puncturing methods, were used to transfer the bar gene into an inbred maize line.
If you keep security you get criticized by media, but if you don't, then risks of attacks are high, he added.Sadiq said situation was aggravating along the country's borders as some force couldn't digest Pakistan's prosperity.Paying tribute to the martyred home minister, he said Shujha Khanzada has saved the future of our children by scarifying his life.
Q CAN you recommend any methods of scarifying a lawn?