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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


Broader (hypernym)attack, onrush, onset, onslaught

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

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