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Definition 1: the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bombardment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops
  • the shelling went on for hours without pausing

Synonyms for bombardment in the sense of this definition

(bombardment is a kind of ...) the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

"hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes" "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

Definition 2: an attack by dropping bombs - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for bombardment in the sense of this definition

(bombardment is a kind of ...) (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

"the attack began at dawn"

(... is a kind of bombardment ) that part of the flight that begins with the approach to the target; includes target acquisition and ends with the release of the bombs

(... is a kind of bombardment ) an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target

Definition 3: the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays) - [noun denoting act]

(bombardment is a kind of ...) the act of spreading outward from a central source

Definition 4: the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where bombardment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a barrage of questions
  • a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake

Synonyms for bombardment in the sense of this definition

(bombardment is a kind of ...) a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols

"he taught foreign languages" "the language introduced is standard throughout the text" "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"

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