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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 ?
There was a crash all around of splitting glass, a further shock.
Then, with a whistling note that rose above the droning of the pit, the beam swung close over their heads, lighting the tops of the beech trees that line the road, and splitting the bricks, smashing the windows, firing the window frames, and bring- ing down in crumbling ruin a portion of the gable of the house nearest the corner.
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.
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.
When an engine would strike a mass of blocked trucks, splitting it into fragments, as a blow annihilates a cake of ice, Jimmie's team could usually be observed high and safe, with whole wheels, on the sidewalk.
If we therefore take his ideas on this point as the criterion of truth, we shall be driven to the alternative either of taking refuge at once in the arms of monarchy, or of splitting ourselves into an infinity of little, jealous, clashing, tumultuous commonwealths, the wretched nurseries of unceasing discord, and the miserable objects of universal pity or contempt.
The splitting crashes swept along the lines until an interminable roar was developed.
The aspect of the straight road enlarged with their advance, the two banks dividing like a splitting stick; one rushing past at each shoulder.
Anne sighed and betook herself to the back yard, over which a young new moon was shining through the leafless poplar boughs from an apple-green western sky, and where Matthew was splitting wood.
Occasionally a hat or wig, or both, came spinning and trundling past him, like a mad thing; while the more serious spectacle of falling tiles and slates, or of masses of brick and mortar or fragments of stone-coping rattling upon the pavement near at hand, and splitting into fragments, did not increase the pleasure of the journey, or make the way less dreary.
As my driver prophesied when I was plowing, they warmed me twice -- once while I was splitting them, and again when they were on the fire, so that no fuel could give out more heat.
It was buttoned closely up to his chin, at the imminent hazard of splitting the back; and an old stock, without a vestige of shirt collar, ornamented his neck.