brownfield

[ broun-feeld ]
/ ˈbraʊnˌfild /

noun

an industrial or commercial site that is idle or underused because of real or perceived environmental pollution.

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Origin of brownfield

1975–80; brown + field

Definition for brownfield (2 of 2)

Brownfield
[ broun-feeld ]
/ ˈbraʊnˌfild /

noun

a city in NW Texas.
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British Dictionary definitions for brownfield

brownfield
/ (ˈbraʊnˌfiːld) /

noun

(modifier) denoting or located in an urban area that has previously been built onHampshire has many brownfield developments
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Scientific definitions for brownfield

brownfield
[ brounfēld′ ]

A piece of industrial or commercial property that is abandoned or underused and often environmentally contaminated, especially one considered as a potential site for redevelopment. Compare greenfield.
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