Ve·​nu·​sian vi-ˈnü-zhən How to pronounce Venusian (audio)
: of or relating to the planet Venus

Examples of Venusian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their Venusian side also comes through in their aesthetic, often surrounding their children with art, music, and beauty. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 That's not an exaggeration: Ten probes that have made it to the Venusian surface; none of them have lasted more than two hours. Regina G. Barber, NPR, 8 May 2024 The planet was Venus, and the claim about a potential biosignature in the Venusian sky is still mired in controversy, even years later. Elise Cutts, WIRED, 7 Apr. 2024 The Venusian surface became hot enough that carbonate rocks broke down and released carbon dioxide into the air, which triggered even more warming. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Feb. 2024 Some planetary scientists have long dreamed of deploying and flying a balloon or similar vehicle in the Venusian atmosphere. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 29 Jan. 2024 Researchers would also be able to compare Magellan’s S-band data with new X-band data from VERITAS of the same Venusian regions. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Nov. 2023 Named the Venus Life Finder (VLF) mission and motivated in part by the controversial claims of Venusian phosphine, the project is led by Sara Seager, a planetary astronomer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Leonard David, Scientific American, 14 Nov. 2023 This Venusian influence can also show you some rewarding opportunities, so keep your eyes and ears open. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023

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Word History


venus + -ian

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Venusian was in 1874

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“Venusian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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