bombardment - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    an attack on a place made by dropping bombs from planes or by firing large guns for a long time

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

    aerial/artillery bombardment (=by planes 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.