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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.
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(Sociology) (modifier) denoting or located in an urban area that has previously been built on: Hampshire has many brownfield developments.
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an industrial or commercial site that is idle or underused because of real or perceived environmental pollution.
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