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extractive +‎ -ist


extractivist (not comparable)

  1. Characterised by seeking to extract as much of a high-demand resource as possible from a forested area in as short a time as possible.
    • 2021, C. Parker Krieg, Reetta Toivanen, editors, Situating Sustainability: A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts, Helsinki University Press, →ISBN, page 243:
      Discreet extractivisms happen on the local level, but the extractivist mindset has grave implications on the world-system level. The increasingly pervasive and aggressive extractivist paradigm is now a global phenomenon.


extractivist (plural extractivists)

  1. Such a person or organisation.

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