terraform

[ ter-uh-fawrm ]
/ ˈtɛr əˌfɔrm /

verb (used with object)

to alter the environment of (a celestial body) in order to make capable of supporting terrestrial life forms.

Nearby words

  1. terraced,
  2. terraced house,
  3. terrachlor,
  4. terracing,
  5. terracotta,
  6. terraforming,
  7. terrain,
  8. terramara,
  9. terramycin,
  10. terran

Origin of terraform

1975–80; terra + form; perhaps taken as v. use of an adj. with -form as second element

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