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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

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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"Today, residential areas, Damascus hotels, as well as Russia's Centre for Syrian Reconciliation, received massive bombardment by illegal armed groups from Eastern Ghouta," Russia's Defence Ministry said late on Tuesday.
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Since Iran resumed bombardment three weeks ago, hundreds of families on the border areas have been displaced and are now settled in makeshift camps deep in the Kurdistan Region.
The study, by University of Colorado at Boulder researchers, determined that the bombardment of Earth nearly 4 billion years ago by asteroids as large as the US state of Kansas would not have had the firepower to extinguish potential early life on the planet and may even have given it a boost.
Meanwhile President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the irresponsible bombardment of coalition forces on Shindand district.
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The high energies and the multiple photon bombardments needed to break the molecule's bonds distort the spectrum, Smalley says.
Idleb, Hama, SANA- Army units conducted intensive bombardments against positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the Idleb southern countryside and Hama northern countryside inflicting heavy losses upon them in the personnel and equipment in retaliation to their frequent breaches of the de-escalation zone agreement.
On the other hand, many Turkmen civilians who fled from the heavy bombardments of Assad forces are being placed by the tents set by Turkey.