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bom·bard

(bom-bard'),
To expose a substance to particulate or electromagnetic radiations for the purpose of making it radioactive.
[Mediev. L. bombarda, artillery assault, fr. bombus, a booming sound]

bombard

[bombärd′]
to shower a drug or tissue sample with radioactive particles from a nuclear isotope source.

bombard

Military
To attack an enemy’s “soft targets”—undefended objects, houses, public buildings—with concentrated artillery with the intent of demoralising civilians and having them pressure their leaders into surrender. Initially defined as use of land-based heavy guns, bombardment has evolved into an equivalent of aerial bombing with the advent of military aviation.
 
Radiation physics
To expose a material to a beam of ionising radiation or highly charged particles.
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HATAY (CyHAN)- As heavy bombardment against Turkmen Day-y (Turkmen Mount) region continues, smokes stemming from exploded missiles are being seen with naked eye from southern Turkish province of Hatay's Yayladay-y district neighboring with TE-rkmen Day-y located in Syria.
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Emirati officer was killed after Yemeni troops launched a rocket attack against Saudi border areas in retaliation for the kingdom's ongoing bombardment against the Arab country.
He added that the IS organization has lost , in pre-emptive operations and aerial and artillery bombardments a lot of its areas in Hamrin Basin and north of Muqdadiyah leaving only specific areas will be liberated in the coming days.
Around a dozen fighters and multiple rebel commanders were also confirmed killed in the bombardment, which targeted Talbiseh, a town north of the city of Homs on the country's main north-south highway.
JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN * Late April aerial bombardments, ground-force skirmishes and especially the increasingly hostile rhetoric of the leaders of Sudan and South Sudan had religious leaders worried about the possibility of all-out war.
He was the third Iraqi Kurd killed by artillery bombardments as part of ongoing clashes between Iran and the rebel Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) which began three weeks ago.
Instead, hydrothermal vents may have provided sanctuaries for extreme, heat-loving microbes known as "hyperthermophilic bacteria" following bombardments, said Mojzsis.
Defence ministry and coalition forces claim that score of Taliban and a few civilians have been killed in coalition bombardments two days back, but residents and local officials of Shindand said 88 civilians have been killed in the bombardment.
A NATO spokesman said he was unaware of any NATO bombardments in that area.
Hard to do when most broadcast time was devoted to covering actual bombardments on the other side of the world.
A FRESH series ofexplosions rocked the Iraqicapitalearly today,just hours after thunderous bombardments rattled the city and filled the night sky with flames and smoke.
He was speaking after Israeli air strikes and tank bombardments left one Palestinian dead and 60 injured.