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Meaning of “scar” in the English Dictionary

"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)

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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)
Translations of “scar”
in Korean 흉터, 상처…
in Arabic نَدْبة…
in Malaysian parut…
in French cicatrice…
in Russian шрам, травма, глубокий след…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疤,傷疤,傷痕, 精神創傷, 外觀的破壞…
in Italian cicatrice, sfregio…
in Turkish yara izi, (zihinde) iz, etki…
in Polish blizna, uraz, piętno…
in Spanish cicatriz…
in Vietnamese sẹo, vết sẹo…
in Portuguese cicatriz…
in Thai รอยแผลเป็น…
in German die Narbe…
in Catalan cicatriu…
in Japanese 傷跡…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疤,伤疤,伤痕, 精神创伤, 外观的破坏…
in Indonesian parut luka…
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