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Noun: onslaught  'ón,slot
  1. A sudden and severe onset of trouble
  2. (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    "the onslaught began at dawn";
    - attack, onset, onrush
  3. The rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
    - barrage, bombardment, outpouring

Derived forms: onslaughts

Type of: language, linguistic communication, military operation, op [informal], operation, trouble

Encyclopedia: Onslaught