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wholesale

adjective, adverb uk   /ˈhəʊl.seɪl/  us   /ˈhoʊl-/

wholesale adjectiveadverb (SELLING)

of or for the selling of goods in large amounts at low prices to shops and businesses, rather than the selling of goods in shops to customers: wholesale prices a wholesale supplier/business We only sell wholesale, not to the public.
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wholesale adjectiveadverb (COMPLETE)

often disapproving (especially of something bad or too extreme) complete or affecting a lot of things, people, places, etc.: wholesale changes wholesale destruction

wholesale

noun [U] US (UK trade price)
the price at which goods are sold to shops by the people who produce them, rather than the price which the customer usually pays in the shop: I bought my coat direct from the factory at wholesale.
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