Definition of preservationist in English:

preservationist

Line breaks: pres¦er|va¦tion|ist
Pronunciation: /prɛzəˈveɪʃ(ə)nɪst
 
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noun

  • A supporter or advocate of the preservation of something, especially of historic buildings and artefacts.
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    • Into this gloomy atmosphere came a national drive by preservationists and conservationists to create national parks and forests in the eastern United States.
    • Unlike the preservationists, we believe that it is our job to manage the animal kingdom with the natural predators that God has provided to keep populations in balance.
    • Historic preservationists want to save old buildings.

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