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Idioms for split

    split hairs. hair(def 11).
    split the difference. difference(def 13).

Origin of split

1570–80; 1950–55 for def 13; < Dutch splitten; akin to splijten, German spleissen to split

OTHER WORDS FROM split

split·ta·ble, adjectivepre·split, adjectiveun·split, adjectiveun·split·ta·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for splittable (1 of 2)

Split
/ (Croatian split) /

noun

a port and resort in W Croatia on the Adriatic: remains of the palace of Diocletian (295–305). Pop: 188 000 (2005 est)Italian name: Spalato

British Dictionary definitions for splittable (2 of 2)

split
/ (splɪt) /

verb splits, splitting or split

noun

adjective

having been split; dividedsplit logs
having a split or splitshair with split ends
See also splits, split up

Derived forms of split

splitter, noun

Word Origin for split

C16: from Middle Dutch splitten to cleave; related to Middle High German splīzen; see splice
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Medical definitions for splittable

split
[ splĭt ]

v.

To divide from end to end or along the grain by or as if by a sharp blow; tear.
To break, burst, or rip apart with force; rend.
To separate; disunite.
To break apart or divide a chemical compound into simpler constituents.
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