scarification

noun
scar·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌsker-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce scarification (audio) \

Definition of scarification

1 : the act or process of scarifying
2 : a mark or marks made by scarifying

Examples of scarification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Warner allegedly indoctrinated Wood and other women via scarification. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 15 Mar. 2022 Days later, Grimes shared another artistic shot on Instagram of herself cradling her baby bump, which is covered in scarification. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 14 Aug. 2021 Days later, Grimes shared another artistic shot on Instagram of herself cradling her baby bump, which is covered in scarification. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 14 Aug. 2021 Days later, Grimes shared another artistic shot on Instagram of herself cradling her baby bump, which is covered in scarification. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 14 Aug. 2021 Days later, Grimes shared another artistic shot on Instagram of herself cradling her baby bump, which is covered in scarification. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 14 Aug. 2021 Days later, Grimes shared another artistic shot on Instagram of herself cradling her baby bump, which is covered in scarification. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 14 Aug. 2021 Days later, Grimes shared another artistic shot on Instagram of herself cradling her baby bump, which is covered in scarification. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 14 Aug. 2021 Some seeds, like magnolias have a hard outer shell and need scarification and stratification. Janet Carson, Arkansas Online, 18 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of scarification

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Scarification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scarification. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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scarification

noun
scar·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌskar-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ˌsker- How to pronounce scarification (audio) \

Medical Definition of scarification

1 : the act or process of scarifying vaccination by scarification
2 : a mark or marks made by scarifying

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