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scar

scar

 
 
pronunciation:
skar
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the mark that remains on living tissue when a wound or burn has healed, or on a stem when a leaf, flower, or fruit has dropped from a plant.
definition 2: any mark left after physical or emotional damage.
scars left by a childhood trauma
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scarred, scarring, scars
definition: to cause a scar on.
Strip mining scarred the beautiful countryside.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to leave a scar.
That burn will probably scar.
definition 2: to become marked with a scar or scars.
Her skin scarred horribly.
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