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English definition of “wholesale”

wholesale

adverb
 
 
/ˈhəʊlseɪl/
if something is sold wholesale, it is sold to stores, other businesses, etc. rather than to the public: Breeders who sell puppies wholesale to a broker or pet store must obtain a USDA license. All of her furniture was bought wholesale.
→  Compare retail
(Definition of wholesale adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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