brownfield

noun

brown·​field ˈbrau̇n-ˌfēld How to pronounce brownfield (audio)
often attributive
: a tract of land that has been developed for industrial purposes, polluted, and then abandoned

Examples of brownfield in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Collinsville Redevelopment is expected to seek state brownfields cleanup aid and eventually historic preservation tax credits. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 1 May 2024 Some of the properties cleaned up since the program began got funding from federal and state brownfields programs, which encourage the cleanup and reuse of contaminated or potentially contaminated sites. Jordan Gass-Pooré, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 May 2024 Could California see another Hilary? Cleanup of polluted Southern California ‘brownfields’ gets a $3-million boost from feds. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2024 There simply aren’t enough brownfields to reach the full needs of the energy transition. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for brownfield 

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brownfield was in 1977

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“Brownfield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brownfield. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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brownfield

noun
brown·​field ˈbrau̇n-ˌfēld How to pronounce brownfield (audio)
: a tract of land that has been developed for industrial purposes, polluted, and then abandoned
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