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bombardment US English

A continuous attack with bombs, shells, or other missiles

ion bombardment US English

The fact of being struck by a beam of ions; specifically the process of bombarding a surface with ions (usually ions of an inert gas) as a means of removing impurities.

area bombardment US English

= area bombing; an instance of this.

late heavy bombardment US English

An event suggested as having occurred during the early history of the solar system, when an exceptionally large number of asteroids may have collided with the terrestrial planets as they were being formed.