Scar vs Scarify - What's the difference?

scar | scarify |


As verbs the difference between scar and scarify

is that scar is to mark the skin permanently while scarify is (obsolete|or|nonstandard) to scar.

As a noun scar

is a permanent mark on the skin sometimes caused by the healing of a wound or scar can be a cliff or scar can be a marine food fish, the scarus or parrotfish.

scar

English

(wikipedia scar)

Etymology 1

Conflation of (etyl) . More at shard.

Noun

(en noun)
  • A permanent mark on the skin sometimes caused by the healing of a wound.
  • Synonyms
    * cicatrice

    Verb

    (scarr)
  • To mark the skin permanently.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Yet I'll not shed her blood; / Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow.
  • To form a scar.
  • (figurative) To affect deeply in a traumatic manner.
  • Seeing his parents die in a car crash scarred him for life.

    Derived terms

    * scar tissue

    See also

    * birthmark

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) sker.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A cliff.
  • A rock in the sea breaking out from the surface of the water.
  • Etymology 3

    (etyl) (lena) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A marine food fish, the scarus or parrotfish.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

    * ----

    scarify

    English

    Verb

  • (obsolete, or, nonstandard) To scar.
  • (obsolete, or, nonstandard) Denude, or lay waste to.
  • (horticulture) To remove thatch (build-up of organic matter on the soil) from a lawn, to dethatch.
  • (horticulture) To damage the testa (seed coat) of a seed by cutting, scraping, chemicals, hot water, or fire to allow permeation of water and faster germination.