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  • n. the act of bombing, especially towns or cities
  • n. heavy artillery fire
  • n. the incidence of an intense stream of high-energy particles directed at a substance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A continuous attack with shot and shell upon a town, fort, or other position; the act of throwing shot and shell into an enemy's town in order to destroy the buildings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)
  • n. the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
  • n. the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
  • n. an attack by dropping bombs

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