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.

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scarring was in 1847

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“Scarring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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