noun Date: 1987 1. sabotage intended to hinder activities that are considered damaging to the environment 2. political terrorism intended to damage an enemy's natural environment • ecoterrorist noun or adjective

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  • ecoterrorism — e·co·ter·ror·ism (ē kō tĕrʹə rĭz əm, ĕk ō ) n. Terrorism or sabotage committed in the name of environmental causes.   e co·terʹror·ist adj. & n. * * * or ecological terrorism or environmental terrorism The destruction, or the threat of… …   Universalium

  • ecoterrorism — noun Terrorism with an ecological motive, such as attacks against corporations perceived to be harming the natural environment. On either view and at least in principle, ecoterrorism will be the worst possible policy... See Also: ecoterrorist …   Wiktionary

  • ecoterrorism — e|co|ter|ror|is|m [ˈi:kəuˌterərızəm US ˈi:kou ] n [U] when someone tries to stop or harm organizations or companies that do things that are bad for the environment >ecoterrorist n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ecoterrorism — n. sabotage designed to prevent activities that are believed to be damaging to the environment; terrorism committed for reasons of environmental causes; political terrorism with a purpose to damage an enemy s natural environment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ecoterrorism — eco·terrorism …   English syllables

  • ecoterrorism — See: ecoterrorist …   English dictionary

  • ecoterrorism — /ikoʊˈtɛrərɪzəm/ (say eekoh teruhrizuhm) noun terrorism or other acts of violence carried out in the name of protection of the natural environment. –ecoterrorist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • ecoterrorism — noun violence carried out to further the political or social objectives of the environmentalists • Syn: ↑ecological terrorism, ↑eco warfare, ↑ecological warfare • Topics: ↑terrorism, ↑act of terrorism, ↑terrorist act …   Useful english dictionary

  • ecoterrorist — ecoterrorism, n. /ek oh ter euhr ist, ee koh /, n. one who commits ecotage; monkey wrencher. [1980 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Eco-terrorism — Eco terrorism, also called ecoterrorism or green terrorism, is terrorism committed in support of ecological, environmental, or animal rights causes. The word is a neologism and its application is contested. Eco terrorism is defined by the FBI as… …   Wikipedia

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