ecoterrorism

noun
eco·​ter·​ror·​ism | \ ˌē-kō-ˈter-ər-i-zəm How to pronounce ecoterrorism (audio) , ˌe-kō-\

Definition of ecoterrorism

1 : sabotage intended to hinder activities that are considered damaging to the environment
2 : political terrorism intended to damage an enemy's natural environment

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Other Words from ecoterrorism

ecoterrorist \ ˌē-​kō-​ˈter-​ər-​ist How to pronounce ecoterrorist (audio) , ˌe-​kō-​ \ noun or adjective

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When the director Agnieszka Holland adapted Drive Your Plow as Spoor, which won a Silver Bear at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, the far right denounced it as anti-Catholic and sympathetic to ecoterrorism. Julian Lucas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 22 July 2019 His plan is one of ecoterrorism with a side order of the Rapture: Kill off 50 percent of the intergalactic population and enjoy an early retirement. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'Avengers: Infinity War' review: Marvel's semi-infinite jest, capped by a sucker punch," 24 Apr. 2018 When the director Agnieszka Holland adapted Drive Your Plow as Spoor, which won a Silver Bear at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, the far right denounced it as anti-Catholic and sympathetic to ecoterrorism. Julian Lucas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 22 July 2019 His plan is one of ecoterrorism with a side order of the Rapture: Kill off 50 percent of the intergalactic population and enjoy an early retirement. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'Avengers: Infinity War' review: Marvel's semi-infinite jest, capped by a sucker punch," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of ecoterrorism

1980, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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