Definition of preservationist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌprezəˈveɪʃənɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌprezərˈveɪʃənɪst//
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a person who works to keep old buildings or areas of the countryside in their original condition and to prevent them from being destroyed
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: preservationist