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bombardment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bombardment  \Bom*bard"ment\,  n.  [F.  bombardement.] 
  An  attack  upon  a  fortress  or  fortified  town,  with  shells,  hot 
  shot,  rockets,  etc.;  the  act  of  throwing  bombs  and  shot  into 
  a  town  or  fortified  place 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bombardment 
  n  1:  the  heavy  fire  of  artillery  to  saturate  an  area  rather  than 
  hit  a  specific  target;  "they  laid  down  a  barrage  in 
  front  of  the  advancing  troops"  [syn:  {barrage},  {barrage 
  fire},  {battery},  {shelling}] 
  2:  an  attack  by  dropping  bombs  [syn:  {bombing}] 




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