Definition of Venusian in US English:

Venusian

(also Venutian)

adjective

Astronomy
  • Relating to or characteristic of the planet Venus.

    ‘a Venusian orbit’
    • ‘Instead of being lined up along the boundaries of tectonic plates like those that make up the earth's crust, volcanoes appear to be peppered randomly over the Venusian surface.’
    • ‘If water is locked in hydrous minerals in the Venusian crust, it is perhaps possible that any re-release of water could occur locally during volcanism and lava flow activity.’
    • ‘Venus Express will be the first spacecraft to perform a global investigation of the Venusian atmosphere.’

noun

  • A hypothetical or fictional inhabitant of the planet Venus.

    ‘a bald, purple Venusian’
    as modifier ‘they return home in a Venusian ship’
    • ‘At one point he raises a giant mirror from a standing pool and later a ruched curtain rises to reveal the Venusian emperor.’
    • ‘His speculations about possible Venusian lifeforms helped while away the hours on the plane and the stop-overs at Keflavik.’
    • ‘This marks the 60th anniversary of Polish science fiction writer's first work, about the Earth being attacked by Venusians.’

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