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brownfieldadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈbraʊn.fiːld/ us   /ˈbraʊn.fiːld/ UK
used to refer to an area of land in a town or city that was previously used for industry and where new buildings can be built: Planners are committed to developing the city's brownfield sites before granting permission to build on the rural outskirts.
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brownfieldnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbraʊnfiːld/ us   UK usually brownfield site ENVIRONMENT
an area in a town or city that has been used in the past for factories or offices, and that could now be used for new building development: Officials have identified 15 brownfields that take up 40 acres of land inside the city limits.
brownfield
adjective [before noun]
(Definition of brownfield from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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