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splitting

[ split-ing ]
/ ˈsplɪt ɪŋ /
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adjective
being split or causing something to split.
violent or severe, as a headache.
very fast or rapid.
noun
Usually splittings. a part or fragment that has been split off from something: Some cavemen made their smaller tools from the splittings of stone.
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Origin of splitting

First recorded in 1585–95; split + -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM splitting

an·ti·split·ting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for splitting

splitting
/ (ˈsplɪtɪŋ) /

adjective
(of a headache) intolerably painful; acute
(of the head) assailed by an overpowering unbearable pain
noun
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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