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split·ting

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

splitting

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

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

[ˈsplɪtɪŋ] adj a splitting headacheun terribile mal di testa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

split·ting

n. fragmentación; desdoblamiento.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

splitting

n (psych) división f
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As well as being side splittingly funny, Luisa's show, which went by all too quickly, was refreshingly honest and not in a craving sympathy, 'poor me' fashion.
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