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scar1

[skahr] /skɑr/
noun
1.
a mark left by a healed wound, sore, or burn.
2.
a lasting aftereffect of trouble, especially a lasting psychological injury resulting from suffering or trauma.
3.
any blemish remaining as a trace of or resulting from injury or use.
4.
Botany. a mark indicating a former point of attachment, as where a leaf has fallen from a stem.
verb (used with object), scarred, scarring.
5.
to mark with a scar.
verb (used without object), scarred, scarring.
6.
to form a scar in healing.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; aphetic variant of eschar
Related forms
scarless, adjective
unscarred, adjective

scar2

[skahr] /skɑr/
noun, British
1.
a precipitous, rocky place; cliff.
2.
a low or submerged rock in the sea.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English skerre < Old Norse sker skerry
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Examples for scar
  • He reports that there is no obvious impact scar as in previous such events.
  • scar revision is surgery to improve or reduce the appearance of scars.
  • The critics worry such behavior could scar the image of an education sector many still regard with skepticism.
  • Small sugar fragments can set off a signal cascade that increases inflammation and scar formation.
  • Older males' chests are covered in thick carpets of scar tissue from countless tussles.
  • Joblessness can scar those who experience it, she worries.
  • With silicosis, the fine dust particles permanently scar the lung tissues.
  • Some treatments are not effective because of scar tissue.
  • From behind her, a beefy brute with a scar on his cheek clamps a meaty hand over her mouth.
  • For others, it has served as a call to address the reasons fighters developed unstable scar tissue in the first place.
British Dictionary definitions for scar

scar1

/skɑː/
noun
1.
any mark left on the skin or other tissue following the healing of a wound
2.
a permanent change in a person's character resulting from emotional distress his wife's death left its scars on him
3.
the mark on a plant indicating the former point of attachment of a part, esp the attachment of a leaf to a stem
4.
a mark of damage; blemish
verb scars, scarring, scarred
5.
to mark or become marked with a scar
6.
(intransitive) to heal leaving a scar
Word Origin
C14: via Late Latin from Greek eskhara scab

scar2

/skɑː/
noun
1.
an irregular enlongated trench-like feature on a land surface that often exposes bedrock
2.
a similar formation in a river or sea
Also called (Scot) scaur
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse sker low reef, skerry
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Word Origin and History for scar
n.

late 14c., from Old French escare "scab" (Modern French escarre), from Late Latin eschara, from Greek eskhara "scab formed after a burn," literally "hearth, fireplace," of unknown origin. English sense probably influenced by Middle English skar (late 14c.) "crack, cut, incision," from Old Norse skarð, related to score (n.). Figurative sense attested from 1580s.

"bare and broken rocky face of a cliff or mountain," 1670s, earlier "rock, crag" (14c.), perhaps from Old Norse sker "isolated rock or low reef in the sea," from Proto-Germanic *sker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)).

v.

1550s, from scar (n.1). Figurative use from 1590s. Related: Scarred; scarring.

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scar in Medicine

scar (skär)
n.
The fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue destroyed by injury or disease. v. scarred, scar·ring, scars

  1. To mark with a scar or become marked with a scar.

  2. To form scar.

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Related Abbreviations for scar

SCAR

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