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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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Last year the centenary of the attack was marked by the unveiling of a new bombardment memorial near the Headland lighthouse.
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The four B-24 wings, and their fifteen bombardment groups and sixty bombardment squadrons, were to bomb targets in the Friedrichshafen area of southern Germany, including the Lowenthal airdrome, the Manzell aircraft components factory, the Ober-Raderach synthetic fuel factory, and the Maybach engine factory.
On 3 August 1914, the German ambassador to Paris declared his nation's reason for commencing offensive military operations: simply to retaliate for the French aerial bombardment of Nurnberg.
Metin Gurak, chairman of the Communication Department of the Turkish General Staff, said on Friday that Turkish pilots, who got training in Britain during World War II, were never assigned in active aerial warfare and bombardment flights.
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He said it was for the first time that Pakistani military helicopters and jets carried out bombardment in the Orakzai agency.