preservationist

noun pres·er·va·tion·ist \ ˌpre-zər-ˈvā-sh(ə-)nist \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of preservationist

: one who advocates preservation (as of a biological species or a historical landmark)

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First Known Use of preservationist

1927


PRESERVATIONIST Defined for English Language Learners

preservationist

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Definition of preservationist for English Language Learners

  • : someone who works to preserve something (such as a building or an area of land)


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