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Related to splitting: splitting headache, splitting hairs

split·ting

 (splĭt′ĭng)
adj.
Very severe: a splitting headache.

splitting

(ˈsplɪtɪŋ)
adj
1. (Pathology) (of a headache) intolerably painful; acute
2. (Pathology) (of the head) assailed by an overpowering unbearable pain
n
(Psychoanalysis) psychoanal the Freudian defence mechanism in which an object or idea (or, alternatively, the ego) is separated into two or more parts in order to remove its threatening meaning
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.splitting - resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree; "the tree split with a great ripping sound"; "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten
Translations

splitting

[ˈsplɪtɪŋ]
A. ADJ [headache] → terrible
B. N splitting of the atomdesintegración f del átomo

splitting

[ˈsplɪtɪŋ] adj
a splitting headache → un mal de tête atroce

splitting

nZerteilung f; (of wood)Spalten nt; the splitting of the atomdie Kernspaltung
adj headacherasend, heftig; there was a splitting sound (of wood)es klang, als ob etwas zerbräche; (of cloth)es klang, als ob etwas zerrisse

splitting

[ˈsplɪtɪŋ] adj a splitting headacheun terribile mal di testa

split·ting

n. fragmentación; desdoblamiento.

splitting

n (psych) división f
References in classic literature ?
Not contented with tearing off all the wainscot and hangings, and splitting the doors to pieces, they beat down the partition walls; and although that alone cost them near two hours, they cut down the cupola or lanthorn, and they began to take the slate and boards from the roof, and were prevented only by the approaching daylight from a total demolition of the building.
as usual in letters) traced on both sides of the paper, and it could only be preserved for the purpose of reconstruction by splitting each morsel into two--so as artificially to make a blank side, on which could be spread the fine cement used for reuniting the fragments in their original form.
There was a crash all around of splitting glass, a further shock.