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conservationist

[ kon-ser-vey-shuh-nist ]
/ ˌkɒn sərˈveɪ ʃə nɪst /
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Definition of conservationist

noun
a person who advocates or promotes conservation, especially of natural resources.

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Origin of conservationist

First recorded in 1865–70; conservation + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM conservationist

an·ti·con·ser·va·tion·ist, nounpro·con·ser·va·tion·ist, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for conservationist

conservationist
/ (ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃənɪst) /

noun
a person who advocates or strongly promotes preservation and careful management of natural resources and of the environment
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