carpet bombing


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carpet bombing

n
(Military) systematic intensive bombing of an area

carpet bombing

The progressive distribution of a mass bomb load upon an area defined by designated boundaries, in such manner as to inflict damage to all portions thereof.
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Noun1.carpet bombing - an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target
bombing, bombardment - an attack by dropping bombs
Translations

carpet bombing

nbombardamento a tappeto
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