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scar·i·fy

(skar'i-fī), This word has no relation, etymologically or semantically, to scar.
To produce scarification.

scarify

(skăr′ə-fī′)
tr.v. scari·fied, scari·fying, scari·fies
1.
a. To make shallow cuts in (the skin), as when vaccinating.
b. To create a design on (the skin) by means of shallow cuts that are sometimes rubbed with a colorant or irritant to enhance the resulting scar tissue.
2. To break up the surface of (topsoil or pavement).
3. To distress deeply, as with severe criticism; lacerate.
4. Botany To slit or soften the outer coat of (seeds) in order to speed germination.

scar′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
scar′i·fi′er n.

scarify

[sker′əfī]
Etymology: L, scarifare
to make multiple superficial incisions into the skin; to scratch. Vaccination against smallpox is achieved by scarifying the skin under a drop of vaccine. See also scarification.

scar·i·fy

(skahr'i-fī)
To produce scarification by cutting the skin.

scarify,

v to make multiple superficial incisions into the skin.
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For scarified seeds, mottled seed germination percentages were significantly higher than those for uniform seeds (Table 4).
He said that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto scarified her life for democracy and it was the responsibility of all democratic forces to stop the path of dictatorship for good.
He said that Punjab has scarified its share for Balochistan so that sentiments of harmony, solidarity and unity would be promoted there and a good message has been sent by Punjab for Balochistan and we have also supported the stance of Balochistan regarding GDS in NFC.
The Minister said that it is the high time to change the system and for this purpose elite class should be scarified and given up their lavish life style otherwise exploitation would pave the way of revolution.
Rehman Malik arrived at the GHQ attack memorial amid stringent security measures and prayed for the departed soul who scarified their lives for the country on Saturdays heinous attack at the GHQ.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leadership, the Prime Minister added, have scarified their lives for the independence of judiciary.
The former Prime Minister on the occasion paid tribute to terror victims said they scarified their lives in the line of duty and their relatives deserve commendation.
Amir Haider Khan Hoti also paid tribute to Pakistan Armed Forces, adding Pakistan Army scarified for Pakistan's solidarity and to ensure peace in the country.