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Definition of survivalist noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

survivalist

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NAmE//sərˈvaɪvəlɪst//
 
 
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a person who prepares for a dangerous or unpleasant situation such as a war by learning how to survive outdoors, practicing how to use weapons, storing food, etc.
survivalism
 
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NAmE//sərˈvaɪvəˌlɪzəm//
 
noun [uncountable]
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