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1scar

noun \ˈskär\

Definition of SCAR

1
:  an isolated or protruding rock
2
:  a steep rocky eminence :  a bare place on the side of a mountain

Origin of SCAR

Middle English skere, from Old Norse sker skerry; probably akin to Old Norse skera to cut — more at shear
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with SCAR

2scar

noun

Definition of SCAR

1
:  a mark left (as in the skin) by the healing of injured tissue
2
a :  a mark left on a stem or branch by a fallen leaf or harvested fruit
b :  cicatrix 2
3
:  a mark or indentation resulting from damage or wear
4
:  a lasting moral or emotional injury <one of his men had been killed…in a manner that left a scar upon his mind — H. G. Wells>
scar·less \-ləs\ adjective

Origin of SCAR

Middle English escare, scar, from Middle French escare scab, from Late Latin eschara, from Greek, hearth, brazier, scab
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

3scar

verb

: to mark (something) with a scar

: to cause (someone) to feel great emotional pain or sadness because of a bad experience

: to make marks on (something) that show damage or wear

scarredscar·ring

Full Definition of SCAR

transitive verb
1
:  to mark with a scar
2
:  to do lasting injury to
intransitive verb
1
:  to form a scar
2
:  to become scarred

Examples of SCAR

  1. His arm was badly scarred after the accident.
  2. The tragedy left her emotionally scarred.
  3. Your shoes are scarring the floor.
  4. The fence was scarred by rust.

First Known Use of SCAR

1555

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sacrilegious Hear it
grossly irreverent
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