Horrify vs Scarify - What's the difference?

horrify | scarify |


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.

horrify

English

Verb

  • 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.

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    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.