Scar Definition

skär
scarred, scarring, scars
noun
scars
A mark left on the skin or other tissue after a wound, burn, ulcer, pustule, lesion, etc. has healed; cicatrix.
Webster's New World
A similar mark or cicatrix on a plant, as one on a stem where a leaf was attached.
Webster's New World
A marring or disfiguring mark on anything.
Webster's New World
The lasting mental or emotional effects of suffering or anguish.
Webster's New World
A mark, such as a dent, resulting from use or contact.
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verb
scarred, scarring, scars
To mark with or as with a scar.
Webster's New World
To form a scar in healing.
Webster's New World
To leave lasting signs of damage on.
A wretched childhood that scarred his psyche.
American Heritage
To become scarred.
Delicate skin that scars easily.
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Other Word Forms of Scar

Noun

Singular:
scar
Plural:
scars

Origin of Scar

  • Middle English alteration of escare from Old French scab from Late Latin eschara from Greek eskhara hearth, scab caused by burning

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English skerre from Old Norse sker low reef sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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