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Signs of damage

blemish

noun

a mark or spot that spoils the appearance of something

blight

noun

something that damages or spoils something else

blister

noun

a small raised area on a surface that is filled with air

break

noun

a place where something is broken

breakage

noun

something that someone breaks

bruise

noun

a mark on a piece of fruit that has been damaged

burn

noun

a mark that appears on something when something burns it

burnout

noun

damage caused to a piece of electrical equipment when it gets too hot

chip

noun

a place on a plate, cup etc where a small piece of it has broken off

crack

noun

a line on a surface where something is beginning to break apart

crease

noun

a line made on cloth or paper when it is folded or crushed

crimp

noun

a small fold in something, made by pressing or squeezing

crinkle

noun

a small untidy fold in something such as paper or cloth

decay

noun

the part of something that has gradually been destroyed

ding

noun

a small dent on the surface of something, especially a car

dint

noun

a dent in a surface

dry rot

noun

a disease that destroys wood

flaw

noun

a mark or fault that spoils something and makes it less beautiful or perfect

fracture

noun

a break or crack in a very hard substance

gouge

noun

a long deep mark left by a sharp object

imperfection

noun

a mark on something that spoils its appearance

kink

noun

a bend or twist in something that is usually straight

knock

noun

an injury or damage caused by being knocked

mark

noun

a damaged area on the surface of something

rising damp

noun

a form of damage in which the walls of a building become wet from the ground and begin to decay

rot

noun

decayed material, or the process of decaying

rubble

noun

broken pieces of stone and brick from buildings, walls etc that have been destroyed

rust

noun

the rough red substance that damages the surface of iron and steel

scar

noun

a mark on something where it has been damaged

scrape

noun

a slight injury or mark caused by rubbing against a rough surface

scratch

noun

a thin mark on a surface

scuff mark

noun

a mark on the surface of something where it has been rubbed against something rough

slash

noun

a long deep cut

slit

noun

a long thin cut

snag

noun

a small damaged area in a piece of clothing, caused by something rough or sharp

speckle

noun

one of a number of small spots or marks on a surface

splash

noun

a mark made by a liquid splashing

split

noun

a cut or break in something

stain

noun

a mark left accidentally on clothes or surfaces

woodworm

noun

the damage to wood caused by woodworms

wrinkle

noun

an accidental fold in a piece of cloth or paper

a blot on something

something that spoils someone’s reputation, or spoils the appearance of something

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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