Elements of the Universe: Hydor – 12 Words


trouble that cannot be overcome by a single effort because of its many aspects or its persistent and pervasive quality

Right now, Nick Fury is believed dead and SHIELD, since revealed to be the face of HYDRA, was dismantled.The Verge (Apr 13, 2015)

a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks

Every now and again, there were fire hydrants and mailboxes painted the colors of the flag.New York Times (Jul 14, 2014)

the process of combining with water; usually reversible

Good hydration improves cognitive function, and recommending water as the beverage of choice can help in the fight against childhood obesity.New York Times (Aug 18, 2015)

lose water or moisture

“If you’re dehydrated, your heart has to work three to five times harder to pump blood because it gets thicker. And you get tired.”Los Angeles Times (Mar 27, 2015)

a symptom of rabies consisting of an aversion to liquids

But before death there’s hydrophobia — a fear of water — and transformation, with the human host resembling the diseased animal that passed the virus along.Seattle Times (Aug 8, 2012)

the internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease

Also known as hydrotherapy, balneotherapy involves the use of water for therapeutic purposes, and it dates as far back as 1700 B.C.Washington Post (Apr 28, 2014)

moved or operated or effected by liquid

Fracking – or hydraulic fracturing – is a technique in which water and chemicals are pumped into shale rock at high pressure to extract gas.BBC (Jun 15, 2015)

of or relating to or used in the production of electricity by waterpower

Knowing the hydraulics of the dams and the biology, life-cycles and development of young fish, will allow better designs of hydroelectric dams.Forbes (Nov 4, 2014)

study of fluids in motion

I’m struck by the sharks’ brilliant hydrodynamics, their streamlined bodies.The Guardian (Jun 7, 2015)

a technique of growing plants in liquid without soil

The fish are what make the system “aquaponic,” a particularly organic variant on traditional hydroponics.The Verge (Nov 18, 2014)

a speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds

Fast hydrofoils and slow, car-ferrying ships go back and forth between the islands daily.Washington Post

a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe

To a chemist, water is two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen.New York Times (Jul 24, 2015)

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