Full record for terraform v.

Definition To transform (an environment or planet) by terraforming
OED requirements antedating 1942
Earliest cite Jack Williamson, "Collision Orbit"
Comment Rick Hauptmann submitted a 1942 cite from Jack Williamson's "Collision Orbit". (Earliest cite in the OED: 1949)
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1942 Astounding Sci. Fiction July 82/1 He had been the original claimant of Obania, forty years ago; and Drake was the young spatial engineer he employed to terraform the little rock, only two kilometers through—by sinking a shaft to its heart for the paragravity installation, generating oxygen and water from mineral oxides, releasing absorptive gases to trap the feeble heat of the far-off Sun.
1942 Astounding Sci. Fiction July 90/1 Rick was impressed to discover that Pallas, capital of all the Mandate, was not yet completely terraformed—although the city and a score of mining centers had their own paragravity units a few miles beneath the surface, there was as yet no peegee installation at the center of gravity.
1980 D. Brin Sundiver v.xiv. 154 Their latest crackpot scheme is a joint project with the VietAms and Israel-APU to try to terraform Venus.
1986 W. Strieber & J. Kunetka Nature's End (1987) i. 50 The Soviets terraform Mars while we Indians labor here on earth to reconstruct our own ecology.
1988 A. M. Steele in G. Dozois Isaac Asimov's Mars (1991) 3 Well, it's no secret that life at Arsia Base was rough. Always will be rough, or at least until someone gets around to terraforming Mars, which is a wild-eyed fantasy if you ask me.
1990 Thrust Winter 6/2 Despite the certainty of many Oankali that the human ‘contradiction’ will inevitably lead to violent extinction, they will terraform Mars to provide a new start.
1991 O. S. Card Xenocide viii. 138 So they can take it to an inhabited world, of course. Instead of finding an uninhabited planet to terraform and colonize.
1992 Waldenbooks Hailing Frequencies 14/1 Venus had been terraformed, more or less.
1992 F. Pohl Mining Oort (1993) 69, I studied engineering at Newcastle-on-Tyne, and I thought terraforming Mars from the Oort was the biggest, most wonderful idea anybody ever had ‥
1992 Locus Aug. 4/2 The natural impulse of most of the people there is to terraform the planet, but there's going to be a certain minority of people who are going to fall in love with the planet as it is now.
1993 D. Beason & K. J. Anderson Assemblers of Infinity 3737 Celeste McConnell had pitched to him her incredible proposal for terraforming Mars.
1993 J. Brosnan Opoponax Invasion (1994) 98 I'm a third-generation Martian. When my family moved there the planet was still being terraformed.
1993 K. S. Robinson Red Mars ii.80 We must terraform only Mars, but ourselves.
1993 J. Brunner Muddle Earth 114 You'd have enough energy not just to terraform the nearly habitable planet, but make it over completely.
1994 Preliminary Schedule Main Events SFRA Conf. 10 May 2 Pam Sargent's Venus of Dreams : Terraforming Utopia.
1994 SFRA Rev. July 38 Petaybee is a planet of ice and snow, terraformed into barely habitable conditions.
1994 J. Barnes Mother of Storms (1995) iii. 385 He has great fun thinking of a dozen ways to turn Jupiter into a midget sun and terraform it major moons, and working out which nations to settle where.
1998 W. Shatner et al. Spectre iii. 53 He recalled that the moon had been terraformed in this new age.