verb[with object] (often as noun carpet-bombing)
Bomb (an area) intensively.
- 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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