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Definition of scarify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (technology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scarify
    he / she / it scarifies
    past simple scarified
    -ing form scarifying
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  1. 1scarify something to break up an area of grass, etc. and remove pieces of material from it that are not wanted Scarify the lawn vigorously with a rake.
  2. 2scarify something to make cuts in the surface of something, especially skin
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scarify