scarify-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: puncture or scratch the surface of

Why do people adorn, tattoo, pierce or scarify their bodies?
Scarify two inches of subsoil.
Karo and Hamer women scarify themselves to be sexually appealing.
Mow your lawn very short and then vigorously scarify it with a steel rake.
Used the hoe to scarify the varnish of the drying rain.

VerbNet: cut-21.1-1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: scarify.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3