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eco-activist Syllabification: ec·o-ac·tiv·ist

Definition of eco-activist in English:


A person engaged in vigorous social or political campaigns whose aim is to prevent damage to the environment: according to eco-activists, many of these coastal fish farms are plagued by disease and pollution
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  • It is not only radical writers and eco-activists who have stoked up fears of unknown risks.
  • In fact the term 'earthlings' is probably preferable to 'human beings' in the language of eco-activists.
  • Despite scant media attention, eco-activists have been conducting semi-legal campaigns up and down the country.



Example sentences
  • This involves Greenpeace-type eco-activism on the high seas coupled with political intrigue.
  • While it was in the opposition, the party served as a sort of umbrella group for various causes traditionally associated with left-leaning politics, such as the land-rights movement and eco-activism.
  • She has been active in spiritually based eco-activism for over 30 years.

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