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noun [countable] scar pronunciation in British English /skɑː(r)/ 
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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 village.

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  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.

  3. 3
    British a steep high cliff
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