brownfields Unabridged


a city in NW Texas. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
brownfield (ˈbraʊnˌfiːld)
(modifier) denoting or located in an urban area that has previously been built on: Hampshire has many brownfield developments

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Word Origin & History

1992, Amer.Eng., abandoned or disused industrial land, often contaminated to some degree, from brown + field.
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Science Dictionary
brownfield   (broun'fēld')  Pronunciation Key 
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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