1. barrage, bombardment, outpouring, onslaught, language, linguistic communication

usage: the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written); "a barrage of questions"; "a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake"

2. barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling, fire, firing

usage: the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"

3. bombardment, radiation

usage: the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)

4. bombing, bombardment, attack, onslaught, onset, onrush

usage: an attack by dropping bombs

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