Definitions for "Scarify"
To scratch or cut the skin of; esp. (Med.), to make small incisions in, by means of a lancet or scarificator, so as to draw blood from the smaller vessels without opening a large vein.
Nick or break seed coat slightly with a small file or scissors in order to facilitate the entrance of water into the seed. This will help to start the germination process.
(See Sacred Datura) To cut or soften the outer layer of a hard seed to hasten germination.
To stir the surface soil of, as a field.
To break up the forest floor and topsoil preparatory to natural or direct seeding, or planting of seedlings.
break up; "scarify soil"
puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals; "The men in some African tribes scarify their faces"
A mechanical means of roughing a surface to obtain a better bond.
Mechanical impaction (chipping) of a concrete surface by rotary application of steel cutters.