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brownfield

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈbraʊn.fiːld/ UK us  
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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