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English definition of “scar”

scar

noun [C] uk   /skɑːr/ us    /skɑːr/
B2 a mark left on part of the body after an injury, such as a cut, has healed: a prominent/a noticeable/an ugly scar That burn will leave a nasty scar. scar tissue
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C1 a sign of damage to a person's mental state: His early years in the refugee camp left a deep psychological scar. a sign of physical destruction in a place: Every village bears the scars of war .

scar

verb [T often passive] uk   /skɑːr/ us    /skɑːr/ (-rr-)
C2 to leave a scar: He was scarred as a result of the fire.figurative His experiences in the army left him scarred for life (= had a serious mental effect on him for the rest of his life).
(Definition of scar from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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