Scar meaning

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A protruding isolated rock.
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The definition of a scar is a mark left on the skin after it heals, or a sign of mental or physical damage.

An example of a scar is a line on a fingertip after a paper cut.

An example of a scar is a dent on a car.

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A mark left on the skin after a surface injury or wound has healed.
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A lingering sign of damage or injury, either mental or physical.

Nightmares, anxiety, and other enduring scars of wartime experiences.

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(botany) A mark indicating a former attachment, as of a leaf to a stem.
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A mark, such as a dent, resulting from use or contact.
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To mark with a scar.
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To leave lasting signs of damage on.

A wretched childhood that scarred his psyche.

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To form a scar.

The pustule healed and scarred.

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To become scarred.

Delicate skin that scars easily.

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A bare rocky place on a mountainside or other steep slope.
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A mark left on the skin or other tissue after a wound, burn, ulcer, pustule, lesion, etc. has healed; cicatrix.
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A similar mark or cicatrix on a plant, as one on a stem where a leaf was attached.
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A marring or disfiguring mark on anything.
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The lasting mental or emotional effects of suffering or anguish.
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To mark with or as with a scar.
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To form a scar in healing.
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A precipitous rocky place or cliff.
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A projecting or isolated rock, as in the sea.
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A mark left on the skin after a surface injury or wound has healed.
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To mark with a scar or become marked with a scar.
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To form a scar.
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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