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A mark left on the skin after a surface injury or wound has healed.
A lingering sign of damage or injury, either mental or physical: nightmares, anxiety, and other enduring scars of wartime experiences.
Botany. A mark indicating a former attachment, as of a leaf to a stem.
A mark, such as a dent, resulting from use or contact.

v. scarred, scar·ring, scars
v. tr.
To mark with a scar.
To leave lasting signs of damage on: a wretched childhood that scarred his psyche.

v. intr.
To form a scar: The pustule healed and scarred.
To become scarred: delicate skin that scars easily.
A farm implement consisting of a heavy blade at the end of a beam, usually hitched to a draft team or motor vehicle and used for breaking up soil and cutting furrows in preparation for sowing.
An implement of similar function, such as a snowplow.

v. plowed, also ploughed plow·ing, plough·ing plows, ploughs
v. tr.

To break and turn over (earth) with a plow.
To form (a furrow, for example) with a plow.
To form furrows in with or as if with a plow: plow a field.
To make or form with driving force: I plowed my way through the crowd.
To cut through (water): plow the high seas.

v. intr.
To break and turn up earth with a plow.
To admit of plowing: Rocky earth plows poorly.
To move or progress with driving force: The attackers formed a wedge and plowed through the enemy line.
To proceed laboriously; plod: plowed through the backlog of work.
A small brook or stream; a streamlet.
n : a small stream [syn: rill, run, runnel, streamlet]
v. scat·tered, scat·ter·ing, scat·ters
v. tr.
To cause to separate and go in different directions.
To distribute loosely by or as if by sprinkling; strew: scattering confetti from the upper windows.
Physics. To deflect (radiation or particles).

v. intr.
To separate and go in different directions; disperse.
To occur or fall at widely spaced intervals.

The act of scattering or the condition of being scattered.
Something scattered.
n. pl. col·o·nies

A group of emigrants or their descendants who settle in a distant territory but remain subject to or closely associated with the parent country.
A territory thus settled.
A region politically controlled by a distant country; a dependency.

A group of people with the same interests or ethnic origin concentrated in a particular area: the American colony in Paris.
The area occupied by such a group.
Colonies The British colonies that became the original 13 states of the United States.
A group of people who have been institutionalized in a relatively remote area: an island penal colony.
Ecology. A group of the same kind of animals, plants, or one-celled organisms living or growing together.
Microbiology. A visible growth of microorganisms, usually in a solid or semisolid nutrient medium.
v. dis·si·pat·ed, dis·si·pat·ing, dis·si·pates
v. tr.
To drive away; disperse.
To attenuate to or almost to the point of disappearing: The wind finally dissipated the smoke. See Synonyms at scatter.

To spend or expend intemperately or wastefully; squander.
To use up, especially recklessly; exhaust: dissipated their energy. See Synonyms at waste.
To cause to lose (energy, such as heat) irreversibly.

v. intr.
To vanish by dispersion: The dark clouds finally dissipated.
To indulge in the intemperate pursuit of pleasure.
v. flared, flar·ing, flares
v. intr.
To flame up with a bright, wavering light.
To burst into intense, sudden flame.

To erupt or intensify suddenly: Tempers flared at the meeting. His allergies flared up.
To become suddenly angry. Used with up: He flared up when she alluded to his financial difficulties.
To make a sudden angry verbal attack. Used with out: flared out at his accusers.
To expand or open outward in shape: a skirt that flares from the waist; nostrils that flared with anger.

v. tr.
To cause to flame up.
To signal with a blaze of light.

A brief wavering blaze of light.
A device that produces a bright light for signaling, illumination, or identification.
An outbreak, as of emotion or activity.
An expanding or opening outward.
An unwanted reflection within an optical system or the resultant fogging of the image.
A solar flare.

Football. A short pass to a back running toward the sideline.
Baseball. A fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield.
Medicine. An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.