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Scarify definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SCAR'IFY, v.t. [L. scarifico. Gr. L. facio, to make. But the Greek is from a pointed instrument, or a sharp pointed piece of wood.]
To scratch or cut the skin of an animal, or to make small incisions by means of a lancet or cupping instrument, so as to draw blood from the smaller vessels without opening a large vein.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
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"

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English scarifien, from Middle French scarefier, from Late Latin scarificare, alteration of Latin scarifare, from Greek skariphasthai to scratch an outline, sketch more at scribe Date: 14th century 1. to make scratches or small cuts in (as the skin) <scarify an area for vaccination> 2. to lacerate the feelings of 3. to break up, loosen, or roughen the surface of (as a field or road) 4. to cut or soften the wall of (a hard seed) to hasten germination scarifier noun II. transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 1785 scare, frighten scarifyingly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. v.tr. (-ies, -ied) 1 a make superficial incisions in. b cut off skin from. 2 hurt by severe criticism etc. 3 loosen (soil) with a scarifier. Derivatives: scarification n. Etymology: ME f. F scarifier f. LL scarificare f. L scarifare f. Gk skariphaomai f. skariphos stylus 2. v.tr. & intr. (-ies, -ied) colloq. scare; terrify.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Scarify Scar"i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scarified; p. pr. & vb. n. Scarifying.] [F. scarifier, L. scarificare, scarifare, fr. Gr. ? to scratch up, fr. ? a pointed instrument.] 1. To scratch or cut the skin of; esp. (Med.), to make small incisions in, by means of a lancet or scarificator, so as to draw blood from the smaller vessels without opening a large vein. 2. (Agric.) To stir the surface soil of, as a field.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Deface, scratch, scar, disfigure, cover with scars. 2. (Surg.) Cut, incise, puncture.

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