scar·​ring | \ ˈskär-iŋ How to pronounce scarring (audio) \

Definition of scarring

: the formation or appearance of a scar or of multiple scars on the skin or other bodily tissue after a wound has healed an injury that resulted in a lot of scarring on his leg facial/corneal scarring Overly aggressive facials—especially on people with very sensitive skin or acne—can result in scarring, worsened breakouts and broken capillaries,— Liz Brody The redness, scarring, and hyperpigmentation of deep inflammatory acne lesions frequently lessen in two or three years.— Elizabeth A. Abel et al.

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Scarring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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