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"environmentalist" in British English

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environmentalistnoun [C]

uk   /ɪnˌvaɪ.rənˈmen.təl.ɪst/  us   /-ˌvaɪr.ənˈmen.t̬əl-/
(Definition of environmentalist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"environmentalist" in American English

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environmentalistnoun [C]

 us   /ɪnˌvɑɪ·rənˈmen·təl·ɪst, -ˌvɑɪ·ərn-/
earth science a ​person who has a ​speciallystronginterest in or ​knowledge of the ​naturalenvironment, and who ​wants to ​preserve it and ​preventdamage to it: Environmentalists are ​working to ​improve the ​quality of ​ourlakes and ​rivers.
(Definition of environmentalist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"environmentalist" in Business English

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environmentalistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪnˌvaɪərənˈmentəlɪst/ ENVIRONMENT
a ​person who ​studies the ​environment or believes that it must be ​protected from ​damage by ​humanactivities: Environmentalists would like to see ​even more ​ambitiousgoals to ​reduce greenhouse ​gasemissions. an environmentalist ​group/​movement
(Definition of environmentalist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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