Definition of 'scar'
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These trenches have left an indelible scar on your land. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This kind of abuse always leaves lasting emotional scars. The Sun (2011)What ought to be a temporary downturn can cause permanent scars. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is no way to know the scars they carry deep inside. The Sun (2013)She spent a month in hospital and was left with bad facial scars. The Sun (2013)It is not contagious and does not scar the skin. Times, Sunday Times (2008)London deserves a weirdly scarred face and no hair. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She now bears a small scar below her left knee. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The land is scarred and many of the people have left. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We bear the scars of bruising experiences of the world. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The four men all carry physical and emotional scars of the encounter. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Other big foreign forays have left managers with deep scars and investors with heavy losses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My father refused to let his daughters undergo tribal facial scarring. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It helps to reduce scarring and boosts skin quality. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It left him with a scar to his face that would remain with him for life. FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)In time, the scars usually become less obvious and any discomfort should fade away. The Sun (2011)There can often be scars. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'scar'
British English: scar /skɑː/ NOUN
A scar is a mark on the skin which is left after a wound has healed.
He had a scar on his forehead.
- American English: scar
- Arabic: نَدَبَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: cicatriz
- Chinese: 伤疤
- Croatian: ožiljak
- Czech: jizva
- Danish: ar
- Dutch: litteken
- European Spanish: cicatriz
- Finnish: arpi
- French: cicatrice
- German: Narbe
- Greek: ουλή
- Italian: cicatrice
- Japanese: 傷痕
- Korean: 흉터
- Norwegian: arr
- Polish: blizna
- European Portuguese: cicatriz
- Romanian: cicatrice
- Russian: шрам
- Spanish: cicatriz
- Swedish: ärr
- Thai: แผลเป็น
- Turkish: yara
- Ukrainian: рубець
- Vietnamese: vết sẹo
British English: scar VERB
If your skin is scarred, it is badly marked as a result of a wound.
He was scarred for life during a fight.
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