Scarify vs Sax - What's the difference?

scarify | sax |


As verbs the difference between scarify and sax

is that scarify is (obsolete|or|nonstandard) to scar while sax is to cut or slash with a sharp instrument; incise; scarify.

As a noun sax is

(rare|or|obsolete) a knife; a sword; a dagger about 20 inches in length or sax can be short form of saxophone.

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.
  • sax

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) sax, sex, from (etyl) . See also (l), (l).

    Noun

    (saxes)
  • (rare, or, obsolete) A knife; a sword; a dagger about 20 inches in length.
  • A slate-cutter's hammer; slate-ax.
  • Verb

    (es)
  • To cut or slash with a sharp instrument; incise; scarify.
  • Etymology 2

    From saxophone.

    Noun

    (saxes)
  • Short form of saxophone.
  • Anagrams

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