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adjective wholesome pronunciation in American English /ˈhoʊlsəm/
  1. 2
    considered to have a good influence on people, for example because it does not involve sex or drugs
    wholesome family entertainment
    The party is hoping her wholesome image will appeal to voters.

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wholesomeness

noun [uncountable]

free-from

used to describe foods which don't contain ingredients such as wheat, dairy products etc …

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