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Definition of "scarification" [scar•i•fi•ca•tion]

  • The act of scarifying - of raking the ground harshly to remove weeds etc (noun)
  • A medieval form of penance in which the skin was damaged with a knife or hot iron (noun)

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Use "scarification" in a sentence
  • "One man’s scarification is the picking of scabs to another."
  • "There is a lot of imagery on it, embellishment that is taken from scarification, which is something that is quite big in the continent."
  • "` Most Eastern treatises divide aphrodisiacs into two different kinds; 1. the mechanical or natural, such as scarification, flagellation, etc; and 2. the medicinal or artificial."