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

ecoterrorist

play \ˌē-kō-ˈter-ər-ist, ˌe-kō-\ noun or adjective

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First Known Use of ecoterrorism

1980

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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