Definitions of scarification:
  • noun:   The act of scarifying: raking the ground harshly to remove weeds, etc.
  • noun:   A medieval form of penance in which the skin was damaged with a knife or hot iron.
  • noun:   The scratching, etching, burning / branding, or superficially cutting designs, pictures, or words into the skin as a permanent body modification.

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