wound, scar


wound, scar
   The two are not as interchangeable as writers sometimes casually make them. A scar is what remains after a wound heals. Thus it is always wrong, or at least stretching matters, to talk about a scar healing, including in figurative senses.

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  • wound, scar —    The two are not as interchangeable as writers sometimes casually make them. A scar is what remains after a wound heals. Thus it is always wrong, or at least stretching matters, to talk about a scar healing, including in figurative senses …   Dictionary of troublesome word

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  • wound —  , scar  The two are not as interchangeable as writers sometimes casually make them. A scar is what remains after a wound heals. Thus it is always wrong, or at least stretching matters, to talk about a scar healing, including in figurative senses …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • scar — Ⅰ. scar [1] ► NOUN 1) a mark left on the skin or within body tissue after the healing of a wound or burn. 2) a mark left at the point of separation of a leaf, frond, or other part from a plant. 3) a lasting effect left following an unpleasant… …   English terms dictionary

  • scar — scar1 [skär] n. [ME, aphetic < MFr escarre < LL eschara < Gr, orig., fireplace, brazier] 1. a mark left on the skin or other tissue after a wound, burn, ulcer, pustule, lesion, etc. has healed; cicatrix 2. a similar mark or cicatrix on a …   English World dictionary

  • scar — [n] blemish from previous injury or illness blister, cicatrice, cicatrix, crater, defect, discoloration, disfigurement, flaw, hurt, mark, pockmark, scab, track, wound; concept 580 Ant. perfection scar [v] mark, hurt beat, blemish, brand, cut,… …   New thesaurus

  • scar´i|fy´ing|ly — scar|i|fy «SKAR uh fy», transitive verb, fied, fy|ing. 1. a) to make scratches or cuts in the surface of (as the skin). b) to cover with scratches: »These…could be stamped out of plastic or Fiberglas with a scarified top (New Yorker). Fixing her… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scar|i|fy — «SKAR uh fy», transitive verb, fied, fy|ing. 1. a) to make scratches or cuts in the surface of (as the skin). b) to cover with scratches: »These…could be stamped out of plastic or Fiberglas with a scarified top (New Yorker). Fixing her nails in… …   Useful english dictionary

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