Meaning of “scar” in the English Dictionary

"scar" in British English

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scarnoun [ C ]

uk /skɑːr/ us /skɑːr/

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 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scar" in American English

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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)