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chapped

(chapt),
Having or pertaining to skin, especially of the hands, that is dry, scaly, and fissured, owing to the action of cold or to the excess rate of evaporation of moisture from the skin surface. See: hand eczema.
[M.E. chap, to chop, split]

chapped

[chapt]
Etymology: ME, chappen, cracked
pertaining to skin that is roughened, cracked, or reddened by exposure to cold or excessive moisture evaporation. Stinging or burning sensations often accompany the disorder. Prevention is achieved through protection against exposure to cold and wind. Treatment includes the avoidance of frequent washing, the replacement of soaps and detergents with superfatted soaps, and the application of emollients. Compare frostbite. chap, v.

chap·ped

(chapt)
Having or pertaining to skin, especially of the hands, which is dry, scaly, and fissured, owing to the action of cold or to the excess rate of evaporation of moisture from the skin surface.
[M.E. chap, to chop, split]

chapped

(chăpt) [ME. chappen]
Inflamed, roughened, fissured, as from exposure to cold.
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The wind and cold air of winter, combined with low relative humidity and the climate of indoor heating systems, can take skin from mildly dry to painfully chapped in just a few days," says Stephen Pennisi, Ph.
cities, allowing consumers to obtain a numerical rating of the potential for suffering from dry, chapped skin.
Cities are given a numerical rating of one through 10 (10 being the worst), based on the probability of experiencing dry, chapped skin," says Laurence Kalkstein, Ph.