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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree;
- Example: "the tree split with a great ripping sound"
- Example: "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"
[syn: rending, ripping, splitting]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Split \Split\ (spl[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Split (Splitted, R.); p. pr. & vb. n. Splitting.] [Probably of Scand. or Low German origin; cf. Dan. splitte, LG. splitten, OD. splitten, spletten, D. splijten, G. spleissen, MHG. spl[imac]zen. Cf. Splice, Splint, Splinter.] 1. To divide lengthwise; to separate from end to end, esp. by force; to divide in the direction of the grain or layers; to rive; to cleave; as, to split a piece of timber or a board; to split a gem; to split a sheepskin. [1913 Webster] Cold winter split the rocks in twain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder. [1913 Webster] A huge vessel of exceeding hard marble split asunder by congealed water. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] 3. To divide or break up into parts or divisions, as by discord; to separate into parts or parties, as a political party; to disunite. [Colloq.] --South. [1913 Webster] 4. (Chem.) To divide or separate into components; -- often used with up; as, to split up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid. [1913 Webster] To split hairs, to make distinctions of useless nicety. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

splitting adj 1: 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" [syn: rending, ripping, splitting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "splitting": abscission, acute, amputation, apportionment, budgeting, butchering, catalysis, catalyst, chopping, cleavage, cutting, cutting the pie, decay, dialysis, dichotomy, dissociation, dividing, division, divvy, drastic, enucleation, excessive, excision, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, fierce, fission, furious, great, hydrolysis, hydrolyst, immoderate, intemperate, intense, keen, laceration, mutilation, outrageous, parceling, partition, partitioning, photolysis, piercing, portioning, rationing, rending, repartition, resection, rigorous, ripping, rough, scission, section, severance, severe, sharing, sharing out, sharp, slashing, slicing, surgery, tearing, thermolysis, tough, unconscionable, vehement, venomous, violent, virulent