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English definition of “preservationist”

preservationist

noun [C]     /ˌprez.əˈveɪ.ʃən.ɪst/ US  /-ɚ-/ mainly US
someone who works to prevent old buildings and areas of the countryside from being destroyed or damagedEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectorsProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
(Definition of preservationist noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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