- 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 scarify something to make cuts in the surface of something, especially skin
NAmE//ˈskɛrəˌfaɪ//(technology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scarify
he / she / it scarifies
past simple scarified
-ing form scarifying