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Pronunciation:  bâmb'ârdmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an attack by dropping bombs
  2. [n]  the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)
  3. [n]  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"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"

BOMBARDMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombing, shelling
 See Also: attack, bombing run, fire, firing, onrush, onset, onslaught, radiation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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