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  1. Yourjones
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    Can I use "cut"?

    Hello,

    1. Can I say "When it's really dry and windy in winter, there are some "cuts" in his lips"?

    2. Can I say "You need to put a band-aid over your cut", as I think "wound" is way too serious?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Can I use "cut"?

    1. I would not use "cuts". We say "His lips were chapped".

    2. Yes.

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    Re: Can I use "cut"?

    Here, we might say his lip was split as a result of the cold. Chapped lips are less severe than split ones. And we have these every winter. For 6 months or so.

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    Re: Can I use "cut"?

    I found 'cracked lips' on http://www.healthgrades.com/symptoms/cracked-lips

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Can I use "cut"?

    Chapping, cracking, and splitting are progressions of the same problems, cold and dehydration of exposed tissue.

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