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environmentalism

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noun en·vi·ron·men·tal·ism \-ˌvī-rə(n)-ˈmen-tə-ˌli-zəm, -ˌvī(-ə)r(n)-\

Definition of environmentalism

  1. 1 :  a theory that views environment rather than heredity as the important factor in the development and especially the cultural and intellectual development of an individual or group

  2. 2 :  advocacy of the preservation, restoration, or improvement of the natural environment; especially :  the movement to control pollution



Circa 1922

First Known Use of environmentalism

circa 1922


Medical Dictionary

environmentalism

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noun en·vi·ron·men·tal·ism \-ˌvī-rən-ˈment-əl-ˌiz-əm, -ˌvī(-ə)rn-\

Medical Definition of environmentalism

  1. :  a theory that views environment rather than heredity as the important factor in the development and especially the cultural and intellectual development of an individual or group





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