- 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(especially of something bad) happening or done to a very large number of people or things the wholesale slaughter of innocent people
NAmE//ˈhoʊlseɪl//[only before noun]
We buy the building materials wholesale. These young people die wholesale from heroin overdoses.
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