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- n. the act of scarifying - of raking the ground harshly to remove weeds etc
- n. a medieval form of penance in which the skin was damaged with a knife or hot iron
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of scarifying.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, the act of scarifying; the operation of making several superficial incisions in a part, as for the purpose of taking away blood or serum.
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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.
When he considered interference necessary, however, he did not hesitate even to apply drastic measures, such as scarification, cupping and bleeding.
The second is the mechanical, such as scarification 'flagellation, and the application of insects as practiced by certain savage races.
Cicatrisation, more commonly known as "scarification" has had a multitude of meanings to many people throughout our human animal history.
"scarification" under pain of impalement, but it was resumed the moment he left Al-Asir.
ADLER: She's always been fascinated by tribal rituals of teeth filing and scarification.
The "Terra" baddies, led by a blustery Amar Ramasar as their king, sport coxcomb hairstyles that repeat the sharp patterning on their body-coverings, which resemble tribal scarification or tattooing.
That Americans enjoy such imaginative flights of “scarification” is unquestionable.
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