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wholesale

noun [U]  /ˈhoʊlˌseɪl/ us  

wholesale noun [U] (SELLING)

the activity of selling goods, usually in large amounts, to businesses which then sell them to the public
wholesaler
noun [C]  /ˈhoʊlˌseɪ·lər/ us  

wholesale

adjective  /ˈhoʊl·seɪl/ us  

wholesale adjective (COMPLETE)

involving everyone or everything; complete: What the system needs is wholesale reform.
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