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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 ?
You'll have a splitting headache tomorrow, if you drink much of that.
The words were scarcely out of his mouth when there was a groan, and a crack, and a splitting sound, and tearing, crashing down among the other trees came an oak, torn up by the roots, and it fell right across the road just before us.
In spite of splitting headaches he would stagger down to the plant and take up his stand once more, and begin to shovel in the blinding clouds of dust.
Straightway there was an ear- splitting explosion of thunder, and the bottom of heaven fell out; the rain poured down in a deluge.
I had the road all to myself, and I fairly flew -- leastways, I had it all to myself except the solid dark, and the now-and-then glares, and the buzzing of the rain, and the thrashing of the wind, and the splitting of the thunder; and sure as you are born I did clip it along!
Tom couldn't dive, for it gave him splitting headaches.
asked Miss Dearborn, who was very fond of splitting hairs.