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.
...a war-scarred orphan.3) → See also scar
English dictionary. 2008.