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noun [countable/uncountable]     bombardment pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    an attack on a place made by dropping bombs from airplanes or by firing large guns for a long time

    There was much anger over the bombardment of the capital city.

    aerial/artillery bombardment (=by airplanes or large guns):

    Rebel fighters are still holding out under a relentless artillery bombardment.

  2. 2
    a situation in which someone gets a lot of things such as questions, letters, or information to deal with

    He was subjected to a constant media bombardment.


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