AskDefine | Define scarify

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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" [also: scarified]

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  • /ˈskæˌɹɪ.faɪ/ a UK


  1. To scar.
  2. Denude, or lay waste to.

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