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noun [countable]     scar pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a permanent mark on your skin where you have been injured

    He has a scar under his left eye.

    1. a.
      a mark on something where it has been damaged

      The bombing left scars on buildings throughout the city.

  2. 2
    a permanent effect on someone’s mind, caused by an unpleasant experience that they have had

    She bore the scars of an unhappy childhood.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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