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English noun: bombardment

1. bombardment (communication) the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)


SamplesA barrage of questions.
A bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake.


Synonymsbarrage, onslaught, outpouring


Broader (hypernym)language, linguistic communication

2. bombardment (act) the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target


SamplesThey laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops.
The shelling went on for hours without pausing.


Synonymsbarrage, barrage fire, battery, shelling


Broader (hypernym)fire, firing

3. bombardment (act) the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)


Broader (hypernym)radiation

4. bombardment (act) an attack by dropping bombs


Synonymsbombing


Broader (hypernym)attack, onrush, onset, onslaught


Narrower (hyponym)area bombing, bombing run, carpet bombing, saturation bombing









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