saturation bombing

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of saturation bombing

: bombing in which a very large number of bombs are dropped to cover an entire area instead of being aimed at a specific target

Word by Word Definitions

saturation play
  1. : the act of saturating : the state of being saturated

  2. : satiety, surfeit

  3. : conversion of an unsaturated to a saturated chemical compound (as by hydrogenation)

bomb play bombing
  1. : an explosive device fused to detonate under specified conditions

  2. : atomic bomb

  3. : a vessel for compressed gases: such as

  1. : to attack with or as if with bombs : bombard

  2. : to defeat decisively

  3. : to hit (a ball, puck, or shot) very hard


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