scar·​ring ˈskär-iŋ How to pronounce scarring (audio)
: 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.

Examples of scarring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Severe cases of hyperkeratosis can cause permanent scarring on the skin after symptoms have resolved. Infection: Frequently scratching scaly skin, as in eczema, raises the risk of bacterial or viral infections on the skin. Mark Gurarie, Health, 5 July 2024 It’s been clinically tested to reduce the signs of aging, wrinkles, redness, blemishes, scarring, pigmentation, and more. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 2 July 2024 Not your grandfather's black lung:Federal rule seeks to save coal miners from silica dust Officials and experts have known for decades that inhaling silica dust, a carcinogen also known as crystalline silica, produces permanent scarring in the lungs and limits lung capacity. Eduardo Cuevas, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2024 But today's brand of mass humiliation is more public, more widespread, more scarring, and potentially more dangerous. JSTOR Daily, 24 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for scarring 

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scarring was in 1847

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“Scarring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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