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noun as in curse

noun as in dragon

noun as in plague

noun as in polyp

Strongest match

noun as in sea serpent

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As long as that remains the case, harassing groups can attack like hydras, unafraid to lose one, two, or three hundred heads if it means they damage their targets.

In 2020, physicists and biologists at the Technion in Israel analyzed the hydra, a fresh-water animal up to a centimeter long.

The Technion group microscopically examined a piece of hydra tissue as it regenerated, particularly its multicellular fibers that lie parallel to the long axis of a mature hydra.

Studies by a team in South Korea and Japan showed that the hydra periodically drops into a rest state that meets the essential criteria for sleep.

The new revelations about sleep in hydras push the sleep discoveries to a new extreme.

But this may be like the Hydra, where something new can grow in its place.

Antifragile things, meanwhile, are strengthened by it—just as Hydra grows stronger and more multiheaded with every decapitation.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article confused the monster Hydra with Medusa.

The gang is a hydra, he said, and Suffolk County has seen fluctuations in gang activity.

But the animal itself is the same "hydra-headed monster," let whomsoever may fancy to pet it.

I aimed at the many-headed hydra whose visible representative was Frick.

The Homestead developments had given him temporary prominence, thrown this particular hydra-head into bold relief, so to speak.

Evil complicates, by one knows not what hydra-headed monstrosity, the vast, cosmic whole.

Navigation everywhere contends with the same monster; the sea is one hydra.


On this page you'll find 99 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hydra, such as: bane, burden, calamity, disaster, evil, and jinx.

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