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an industrial or commercial site that is idle or underused because of real or perceived environmental pollution.
a city in NW Texas.
Historical Examples

Forest Life and Forest Trees: comprising winter camp-life among the loggers, and wild-wood adventure. John S. Springer
The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight

(modifier) denoting or located in an urban area that has previously been built on: Hampshire has many brownfield developments
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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