Scarify - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈskerɪfaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word scarify
Brit.  |ˈskarɪfʌɪ|  British pronunciation of the word scarify

verb

- puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals

The men in some African tribes scarify their faces

- scratch the surface of

scarify seeds

- break up

scarify soil

Examples

The men in some African tribes scarify their faces

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