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scar 1

 (skär)
n.
1. A mark left on the skin after a surface injury or wound has healed.
2. A lingering sign of damage or injury, either mental or physical: nightmares, anxiety, and other enduring scars of wartime experiences.
3. Botany A mark indicating a former attachment, as of a leaf to a stem.
4. A mark, such as a dent, resulting from use or contact.
v. scarred, scar·ring, scars
v.tr.
1. To mark with a scar.
2. To leave lasting signs of damage on: a wretched childhood that scarred his psyche.
v.intr.
1. To form a scar: The pustule healed and scarred.
2. To become scarred: delicate skin that scars easily.

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

scar 2

 (skär)
n.
1. A protruding isolated rock.
2. A bare rocky place on a mountainside or other steep slope.

[Middle English skerre, from Old Norse sker, low reef; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

scarred

(skɑːd)
adj
(of a surface) marked with scars
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scarred - deeply affected or marked by mental or physical pain or injury; "Could her scarred mind ever be free of fear?"; "a face scarred by anxiety"; "the fire left her arm badly scarred"
marked - having or as if having an identifying mark or a mark as specified; often used in combination; "played with marked cards"; "a scar-marked face"; "well-marked roads"
2.scarred - blemished by injury or rough wearscarred - blemished by injury or rough wear; "the scarred piano bench"; "walls marred by graffiti"
blemished - marred by imperfections
References in classic literature ?
Ran away, a negro man named Henry; his left eye out, some scars from a dirk on and under his left arm, and much scarred with the whip.
As soon as Euryclea had got the scarred limb in her hands and had well hold of it, she recognised it and dropped the foot at once.
He was a huge fellow, terribly scarred about the face and chest, and with one broken tusk and a missing ear.
All the scarred face and washed eyes of Charles Stough Greenleaf beamed as he held his glass up.
It was an old man that made his way alone through the gloomy jungle, a wrinkled, dried up, little old man hideously scarred and tattooed and strangely garbed, with the skin of a hyena about his shoulders and the dried head mounted upon his grey pate.