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Definition of wholesale adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    wholesale

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈhoʊlseɪl//
     
    [only before noun]
     
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  1. 1connected with goods that are bought and sold in large quantities, especially so they can be sold again to make a profit wholesale prices compare retail1
  2. 2(especially of something bad) happening or done to a very large number of people or things the wholesale slaughter of innocent people
wholesale adverb
 
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We buy the building materials wholesale. These young people die wholesale from heroin overdoses.