1) COMB in ADJ: ADJ n -scarred is used after nouns such as `bullet' and `fire' to form adjectives which indicate that something has been damaged or marked by the thing mentioned.

Crying orphans were loaded back into a bullet-scarred bus.

...a lightning-scarred tree.

2) COMB in ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n -scarred is used after nouns such as `battle' or `drug' to form adjectives which indicate that the thing mentioned has had a permanent effect on someone's mind.

...battle-scarred soldiers.

...a war-scarred orphan.

3) See also scar

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