Meaning of “scar” in the English Dictionary

"scar" in English

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scarnoun [ C ]

uk /skɑːr/ us /skɑːr/

B2 a mark left on part of the body after an injury, such as a cut, has healed:

That burn will leave a bad scar.
scar tissue

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 .

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scarverb [ T often passive ]

uk /skɑːr/ us /skɑːr/ -rr-

(Definition of “scar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scarnoun [ C ]

us /skɑr/

a mark left on the skin by a cut or burn that has healed:

fig. The loss of a parent causes permanent scars for many children.
verb [ T ] us /skɑr/ -rr-

She was badly scarred by the fire.

(Definition of “scar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)