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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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The chief minister NWPF while praising valuable scarifies rendered by IDPs said that miscreants who were responsible for their sufferings would be eliminated completely.
After the stoning, pilgrims will wait for their scarifies (Qurbani) to be done.
According to JI media advisor Atta Ur Rehman said that scarifies made by more than 100 thousand martyred will not go futile and Kashmir will get independence.
Speaking in the House, PML-N Central leader Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Abbasi said that the Muslim of India rendered supreme scarifies to get a separate homeland where they could lead their lives according to the principles of Islam.
He said Kashmiris patiently and bravely faced three months of winter during earth quake and now nature is testing the patience of Swati people with hot season and Inshallah God will reward them for their scarifies.