Definition of ecotage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈiːkətɑːʒ/
Pronunciation: /ˈɛːkətɑːʒ/


[mass noun]
Sabotage carried out for ecological reasons.
Example sentences
  • The media coined the phrase ‘eco-terrorism,’ but some activists prefer ‘ecotage’ (a variation on sabotage) or ‘direct action.’
  • With dozens of cases of ‘ecotage’ amounting to tens of millions of dollars in damages, the FBI has publicly denounced the ELF as ‘the nation's most dangerous domestic terror organisation.’
  • When he hears about an act of ecotage - a firebombing or fur protest, for instance - he'll call up the victimized company or local police agency and let them know he has information that might prove useful.


1970s: blend of ecological (see ecology) and sabotage.

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