As verbs the difference between horrify and scarify
is that horrify
is to cause to feel extreme apprehension or unease; to cause to experience horror while scarify
is (obsolete|or|nonstandard) to scar.
To cause to feel extreme apprehension or unease; to cause to experience horror.
- The haunted house was horrifying , from one room to the next I felt more and more like I wasn’t going to survive.
* See also
(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.