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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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Jameel Soomro added that the sacrifices and martyrdoms of Pakistan Peoples Party would be written in golden words in the history of Pakistan and coming generations would never forget those scarifies.
Federal Minister, Shahbaz Bhatti paid tribute to Pak-Army for its scarifies in the war of terror and added that a national campaign on interfaith harmony has been started and for this purpose, District Communities have been formulated and they will start working within days.
Federal Minister, Shahbaz Bhatti paid tribute to Pak-Army for it's scarifies in the war of terror and added that a national campaign on interfaith harmony has been started and for this purpose, District Communities have been formulated and they will start working within days.
Praising the mother of Shaheed Caption Miraj who was present in Speaker Gallery, the prime minister said that the nation is proud of scarifies of those who laid down their life for the country.
The chief minister NWPF while praising valuable scarifies rendered by IDPs said that miscreants who were responsible for their sufferings would be eliminated completely.