Word of the Day; 3/6/18

Today’s Word of the Day for March 6th, 2018, is, “ scarify.”

 

Pronunciation: (SKAIR-uh-fye)

 

Definition: 1-  to make scratches or small cuts in (something, such as the skin)

2- to lacerate the feelings of

3- to break up, loosen, or roughen the surface of (something, such as a field or road)

4-  to cut or soften the wall of (a hard seed) to hasten germination

 

Part of Speech: verb  

 

Did You Know: First appeared in English in the 15th century.

 

Sentence: My cat scarified me after I tried to pull its tail.

petmd-cat-scratches.jpg