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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SCAR'IFYING, ppr. Making small incisions in the skin with an instrument.

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.



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