Fulminate vs Scarify - What's the difference?
As a noun fulminate
As a verb scarify is
(obsolete|or|nonstandard) to scar.
(figuratively) To make a verbal attack.
(figuratively) To issue as a denunciation.
* De Quincey
To strike with lightning; to cause to explode.
* 2009 , Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice , Vintage 2010, p. 235:
- They fulminated the most hostile of all decrees.
- the present owners couldn't afford the electric bills anymore, several amateur gaffers, sad to say, having already been fulminated trying to bootleg power in off the municipal lines.
* (verbal attack) berate, condemn, criticize, denounce, denunciate, vilify
(chemistry) Any salt or ester of fulminic acid, mostly explosive.
* 1977 , (Alistair Horne), A Savage War of Peace , New York Review Books 2006, p. 193:
- On 19 February a jubilant Bigeard announced that his 3rd R.P.C. had seized eighty-seven bombs, seventy kilos of explosive, 5,120 fulminate of mercury detonators, 309 electric detonators, etc.
(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.