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Noun onslaught has 3 senses
  1. onslaught - a sudden and severe onset of trouble
    --1 is a kind of
  2. attack, onslaught, onset, onrush - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
    --2 is a kind of operation, military operation
    --2 has parts: assault
    --2 has particulars:
     ground attack; charge; banzai attack, banzai charge; diversion, diversionary attack; penetration, incursion; blitz; strike; counterattack, countermove; bombing, bombardment; fire, firing; strafe; surprise attack, coup de main
  3. barrage, outpouring, onslaught - the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
    --3 is a kind of language, linguistic communication
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