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WORD ORIGIN

"advocate of protecting existing things," 1905, from preservation + -ist; specifically of historic buildings by 1957.

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conservationist

nounenvironmental activist
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.