ecoterrorism

noun
eco·​ter·​ror·​ism | \ˌē-kō-ˈter-ər-i-zəm, 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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ecoterrorist \ ˌē-​kō-​ˈter-​ər-​ist , ˌe-​kō-​ \ noun or adjective

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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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