entire vs whole: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: entire or whole

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entireadjective

constituting the full quantity or extent; complete

entireadjective

constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged

entirenoun

uncastrated adult male horse

entireadjective

(used of domestic animals) sexually competent

entireadjective

(of leaves or petals) having a smooth edge; not broken up into teeth or lobes

wholeadjective

not injured or harmed

wholenoun

an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity

wholeadjective

acting together as a single undiversified whole

wholeadjective

exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health

wholeverb

to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

wholenoun

all of something including all its component elements or parts

wholeadjective

including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete

wholeverb

(of siblings) having the same parents

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