Definitions for "SCARIFICATION"
The chemical or physical treatment given to some seeds to break or weaken the seed coat sufficiently for germination to occur.
a treatment used on seeds to break seed dormancy.
the process of scratching or weakening seeds having thick coats.
a method of seedbed preparation which consists of exposing patches of mineral soil through mechanical action.
The process of removing the forest floor or mixing it with the mineral soil by mechanical action preparatory to natural or direct seeding or the planting of tree seedlings.
the disturbance of the forest floor to expose areas of mineral soil. This is done to prepare a seedbed and encourage establishment of desired species of tree seedlings.
A form of penance practised by the mediaeval pious. The rite was performed, sometimes with a knife, sometimes with a hot iron, but always, says Arsenius Asceticus, acceptably if the penitent spared himself no pain nor harmless disfigurement. Scarification, with other crude penances, has now been superseded by benefaction. The founding of a library or endowment of a university is said to yield to the penitent a sharper and more lasting pain than is conferred by the knife or iron, and is therefore a surer means of grace. There are, however, two grave objections to it as a penitential method: the good that it does and the taint of justice.
Keywords:  tattoos, stylized, cut, displayed, way
To be cut and scarred. The scars are often stylized, and displayed in the same way as tattoos.
The artistic application of applying scars.
Form of body modification; application of scars through cutting, branding, and skin removal.
Keywords:  act
The act of scarifying.