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terraform

[ter-uh-fawrm] /ˈtɛr əˌfɔrm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to alter the environment of (a celestial body) in order to make capable of supporting terrestrial life forms.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; terra + form; perhaps taken as v. use of an adj. with -form as second element
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  • One of my prize high school graduates is working on a project aimed at developing a way to operationally terraform planets.
  • We will need to be able to terraform to grow crops such as vegetables and wheat.

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