conservationist

[kon-ser-vey-shuh-nist]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. conservation of lepton number,
  2. conservation of linear momentum,
  3. conservation of mass,
  4. conservation of momentum,
  5. conservation of parity,
  6. conservatism,
  7. conservative,
  8. conservative baptist,
  9. conservative jew,
  10. conservative judaism

Origin of conservationist

First recorded in 1865–70; conservation + -ist

Related formsan·ti·con·ser·va·tion·ist, nounpro·con·ser·va·tion·ist, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for conservationist

conservationist

noun

a person who advocates or strongly promotes preservation and careful management of natural resources and of the environment
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Word Origin and History for conservationist

conservationist

n.

1870, from conservation + -ist. The ecological sense is from 1922.

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