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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays); The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target.

Usage examples (34)
  • A purely naval bombardment of the Straits had long been recognised in professional naval circles as a most difficult undertaking.
  • A bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake
  • Although, in the very touristy areas, the bombardment is a constant reminder of Saigon.
  • The word bombardment has been integrated into local languages. for more
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