geoengineer

geoengineer

[jee-oh-en-juh-neer]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
to make a large-scale effort to modify (the earth or its environment), especially to counteract global warming: Pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere is one way to geoengineer the planet.
noun
2.
an engineer who works on such projects.

Origin:
geo- + engineer

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