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splitting

[split-ing] /ˈsplɪt ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
being split or causing something to split.
2.
violent or severe, as a headache.
3.
very fast or rapid.
noun
4.
Usually, splittings. a part or fragment that has been split off from something:
Some cavemen made their smaller tools from the splittings of stone.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; split + -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
antisplitting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-splitting

splitting

/ˈsplɪtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(of a headache) intolerably painful; acute
2.
(of the head) assailed by an overpowering unbearable pain
noun
3.
(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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anti-splitting in Medicine

splitting split·ting (splĭt'ĭng)
n.
The chemical change in which a covalent bond in a molecule is cleaved, producing two or more simpler fragments.

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