- to alter the environment of (a celestial body) in order to make capable of supporting terrestrial life forms.
Origin of terraform
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- planetary engineering designed to enhance the capacity of an extraterrestrial planetary environment to sustain life
Word Origin for terraforming
C20: from Latin terra earth + forming
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