Definition of "splitting" []

  • Very severe: a splitting headache. (adjective)
  • (of a headache) intolerably painful; acute (adjective)

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  • (of the head) assailed by an overpowering unbearable pain (adjective)
  • 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 (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "splitting" in a sentence
  • "One often hears the term splitting the baby used to describe the actions of a judge or arbitrator who has reconciled opposing positions by what is better described as splitting the difference."
  • "Instead he is taking the same approach as the Democrats in splitting people up into groups."
  • "In 2008 (after splitting from a major label himself) Mr. Reznor released a new 10-track album for free online with the statement, "This one's on me.""