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Very severe: a splitting headache.
1. (Pathology) (of a headache) intolerably painful; acute
2. (Pathology) (of the head) assailed by an overpowering unbearable pain
(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
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|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"|
n. fragmentación; desdoblamiento.