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bombard

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Etymology

From French bombarde bombard (as cannon), itself from Greek βαμβος (bambos) 'shattering'

Noun

Singular
bombard

Plural
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bombard ({{{1}}})
  1. a medieval primitive cannon, used chiefly in sieges for throwing heavy stone balls.
  2. (obsolete) a bassoon-like medieval instrument

Verb

Infinitive
to bombard

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to bombard (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To attack something with bombs, artillery shells or other missiles or projectiles.
  2. (figuratively) To attack something or someone by directing objects at them.
  3. (physics) to direct an intense stream of high-energy particles, usually sub-atomic or made of at most a few atoms, at a substance.

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