EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a mark left by a healed wound, sore, or burn. a lasting aftereffect of trouble, especially a lasting psychological injury resulting from suffering or trauma. any blemish remaining as a trace of or resulting from injury or use. . Botany a mark indicating a former point of attachment, as where a leaf has fallen from a stem. verb (used with object), scarred, scar·ring. verb (used without object), scarred, scar·ring. to form a scar in healing. Origin of scar 1 1350–1400; Middle English;
aphetic variant of
eschar Related forms scar·less, adjective un·scarred, adjective
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Examples from the Web for scarless Contemporary Examples of scarless
This new option is
scarless, and the patient was discharged less than 24 hours after the procedure.
In other words, this is
scarless surgery with a very quick recovery time. Historical Examples of scarless
If the epidermis only is lifted up there is quick,
scarless healing, but in the majority of cases the deeper tissues are involved.
If the pelt is torn or injured it is rejected; so the trapper must take his captive clean and
scarless. British Dictionary definitions for scarless noun any mark left on the skin or other tissue following the healing of a wound a permanent change in a person's character resulting from emotional distress his wife's death left its scars on him the mark on a plant indicating the former point of attachment of a part, esp the attachment of a leaf to a stem a mark of damage; blemish verb scars, scarring or scarred to mark or become marked with a scar (intr) to heal leaving a scar Word Origin for scar
C14: via Late Latin from Greek
eskhara scab noun an irregular enlongated trench-like feature on a land surface that often exposes bedrock a similar formation in a river or sea
Also called (Scot):
scaur Word Origin for scar
C14: from Old Norse
sker low reef, skerry
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Word Origin and History for scarless n.
late 14c., from Old French
escare "scab" (Modern French escarre), from Late Latin eschara, from Greek eskhara "scab formed after a burn," literally "hearth, fireplace," of unknown origin. English sense probably influenced by Middle English skar (late 14c.) "crack, cut, incision," from Old Norse skarð, related to score (n.). Figurative sense attested from 1580s. v.
scar (n.1). Figurative use from 1590s. Related: Scarred; scarring. n.2
"bare and broken rocky face of a cliff or mountain," 1670s, earlier "rock, crag" (14c.), perhaps from Old Norse
sker "isolated rock or low reef in the sea," from Proto-Germanic *sker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
n. The fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue destroyed by injury or disease. v. To mark with a scar or become marked with a scar. To form scar.
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