Definition of carpet-bomb in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkärpətˌbäm/


[with object] (often as noun carpet-bombing)
Bomb (an area) intensively.
Example sentences
  • Near the end of the war, planes started carpet-bombing all of the major Japanese cities, using incendiary bombs.
  • In this day and age people are too intelligent to agree with carpet-bombing a few countries on a whim.
  • Short of carpet-bombing the entire country and creating huge civilian casualties, weather conditions will prove inimical to a broadly based ‘search and destroy’ mission.

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Syllabification: car·pet-bomb

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