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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.
Police personnel averted a major loss by scarifying their lives,' he said paying tributes to the martyrs.
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Smith, located in Pompano Beach, Florida, makes and sells scarifying equipment for both interior and exterior surface preparation.
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.
scarifying and puncturing methods, were used to transfer the bar gene into an inbred maize line.
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.