wholesale

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Etymology[edit]

From whole +‎ sale.

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wholesale (countable and uncountable, plural wholesales)

  1. (business) The sale of products, often in large quantities, to retailers or other merchants.
    Synonyms: bulk supply

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wholesale (comparative more wholesale, superlative most wholesale)

  1. Of or relating to sale in large quantities, for resale.
  2. (figuratively) Extensive, indiscriminate, all-encompassing; blanket.
    The bombing resulted in wholesale destruction.

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Adverb[edit]

wholesale (comparative more wholesale, superlative most wholesale)

  1. In bulk or large quantity.
  2. (figuratively) Indiscriminately.

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Verb[edit]

wholesale (third-person singular simple present wholesales, present participle wholesaling, simple past and past participle wholesaled)

  1. To sell at wholesale.
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