to drop many bombs on (an area) to prepare for advancing ground forces
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- carpet-bombing noun
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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.
- carˈpet-bombˌing noun