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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.
Paying tribute to the martyred home minister, he said Shujha Khanzada has saved the future of our children by scarifying his life.
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Smaller than a standard electric lawnmower, the lawn rake and scarifier means an end to the traditional heavy and laborious work of raking and scarifying your lawn.
Kayani said that the Pak army would continue scarifying in the line of duty.
He also reminded that Syria played a major role in soothing the Lebanese civil war, scarifying millions of martyrs in the process.
Weed with moss killer chemicals, attempt to rectify the problem by raking, scarifying and aerating and, in spring, treat with a weed and feed.
Yet this is more than an historical novel; it is an horrendous, scarifying account of what it must have been like not only for the inhabitants of the annexe but for the Jewish, gypsy and other hunted outcasts of Nazi Germany.