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Definition 1: puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals - [verb of contact]

Samples where scarify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The men in some African tribes scarify their faces

(scarify is a kind of ...) pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into

"puncture a tire"

Definition 2: break up - [verb of contact]

Samples where scarify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scarify soil

(scarify is a kind of ...) make less dense

"loosen the soil"

Definition 3: scratch the surface of - [verb of contact]

Samples where scarify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scarify seeds

(scarify is a kind of ...) make small marks into the surface of

"score the clay before firing it"

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