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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to create a design on the skin by means of shallow cuts that are sometimes rubbed with a colorant or irritant to enhance the resulting scar tissue
    Submitted by Javad Hekayati from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 12/09/2016
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to remove moss etc from the surface of grass using a special tool called a scarifier
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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