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adjective wholesale pronunciation in American English /ˈhoʊlˌseɪl/
  1. 1
    business relating to the business of selling large quantities of goods, especially to people who are going to sell them in a store
    a wholesale food market
    Wholesale prices fell last month.
    See also retail1
  2. 2
    [only before noun] affecting every part of something or every person
    wholesale changes to the management structure
    the wholesale destruction of entire communities


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