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scar

noun [C] uk   /skɑːr/  us   /skɑːr/
B2 a mark left 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 nasty scar. scar tissue
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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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verb [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).
Translations of “scar”
in Arabic نَدْبة…
in Korean 흉터, 상처…
in Malaysian parut…
in French cicatrice…
in Turkish yara izi, (zihinde) iz, etki…
in Italian cicatrice, sfregio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疤,傷疤,傷痕, 精神創傷, 外觀的破壞…
in Russian шрам, травма, глубокий след…
in Polish blizna, uraz, piętno…
in Vietnamese sẹo, vết sẹo…
in Spanish cicatriz…
in Portuguese cicatriz…
in Thai รอยแผลเป็น…
in German die Narbe…
in Catalan cicatriu…
in Japanese 傷跡…
in Indonesian parut luka…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疤,伤疤,伤痕, 精神创伤, 外观的破坏…
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