carpet-bomb [kär′pət bäm΄]
to drop many bombs on (an area) to prepare for advancing ground forces

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car·pet-bomb (kärʹpĭt-bŏm') tr. & intr.v. car·pet-·bombed, car·pet-·bomb·ing, car·pet-·bombs
To bomb in a systematic and extensive pattern, so as to devastate a large target area uniformly.
  carʹpet-bomb'ing n.

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