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English definition of “scar”

scar

noun [C]     /skɑːr/
BODY B2 a permanent mark left on the body from a cut or other injurySkin complaints and blemishes
MIND damage done to a person's mind by a very unpleasant event or situation: a psychological scar Mental and psychiatric disorders
scar verb [T] (present participle scarring, past tense and past participle scarred) to cause a scar: [often passive] He was scarred for life by the accident.Skin complaints and blemishes
(Definition of scar noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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