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"scar" in British English

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scarnoun [C]

uk   /skɑːr/  us   /skɑːr/
B2 a ​markleft 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 ​bad scar. scar tissue
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C1 a ​sign of ​damage to a person's ​mentalstate: His early ​years in the ​refugeecamp left a ​deep psychological scar.
a ​sign of ​physicaldestruction in a ​place: Every ​village bears the scars ofwar .

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scarverb [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 ​armyleft him scarred for ​life (= had a ​seriousmentaleffect on him for the ​rest of his ​life).
(Definition of scar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scar" in American English

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scarnoun [C]

 us   /skɑr/
a ​markleft on the ​skin by a ​cut or ​burn that has ​healed: fig. The ​loss of a ​parentcausespermanent scars for many ​children.
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verb [T]  us   /skɑr/ (-rr-)
She was ​badly scarred by the ​fire.
(Definition of scar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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