noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1977 a tract of land that has been developed for industrial purposes, polluted, and then abandoned

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  • brownfield — [[t]bra͟ʊnfiːld[/t]] ADJ Brownfield land is land in a town or city where houses or factories have been built in the past, but which is not being used at the present time. [ADJ n] By 2005 he wants half of all new houses to be built on previously… …   English dictionary

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