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preservationist

[ prez-er-vey-shuh-nist ]
/ ˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃə nɪst /
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noun
a person who advocates or promotes preservation, especially of wildlife, natural areas, or historical places: A group of historic preservationists is working to keep the old meeting house intact by turning it into a haven for scholars, researchers, and academics.
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Origin of preservationist

1925–30; preservation + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM preservationist

pres·er·va·tion·ism, noun
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