brownfield

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

brown +‎ field

Noun[edit]

brownfield (plural brownfields)

  1. A site, to be used for housing or commerce, that has been previously used for industry and may be contaminated or need extensive clearing
    • 2001: State of the Union Address, George W. Bush
      My budget will improve our environment by accelerating the cleanup of toxic brownfields.
    • 2011, The Economist, Crossrail: The other side of the track
      On such a densely-populated island, most infrastructure projects are on brownfield sites, rather than starting in pastures new.

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