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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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But their hopes were dashed when the sleigh was again bombarded with snow and ice.
One moment children are watching cuddly bears having fun - next they are being bombarded with advertisers trying to sell their products.
Segre analyzed the bombarded molybdenum and did indeed isolate very small quantities of an element that, from its chemical properties, could be seen to be number 43.
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The convoy of the ISIL terrorists was heading towards Baiji refinery, when it was bombarded by the Iraqi war planes, the source added.
The groups of saboteurs also bombarded a number of residential areas in Taiz, leaving two dead, wounding two others, and causing material damage to many houses.
Medics and rescue teams located four injured Palestinians and are still searching for more casualties especially since two more are believed to be missing, It is worth mentioning that the police station was repeatedly bombarded by Israel, and was completely destroyed during the Israeli war on Gaza, three years ago.
Libya: Rebels said their forces were pulling out of the oil town of Ras Lanuf on Wednesday after forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi advanced further east and bombarded rebel positions with rockets.
Local sources reported that the Israeli Air Force bombarded a training site run by the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.
London, Dec 3 (ANI): Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) has condemned the "brutal and inhuman act" of the Pakistan Army, who reportedly bombarded a Baloch politician's house and killed five people there.
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TORMENTED Cheryl Cole has finally caved into pressure to meet estranged husband Ashley Cole after he bombarded her with texts.