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bombardment

 
Noun bombardment has 3 senses
  1. bombardment - the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)
    --1 is a kind of
    radiation
  2. barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling - the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"
    --2 is a kind of fire, firing
  3. bombing, bombardment - an attack by dropping bombs
    --3 is a kind of attack, onslaught, onset, onrush
    --3 has particulars: bombing run; carpet bombing, area bombing, saturation bombing
    Derived form: verb bombard2
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