Definition of pulp in English:
1A soft, wet, shapeless mass of material: boiling with soda will reduce your peas to pulp
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- The shipyards were doubtless full of men who could dismantle the defences of a huge audience in 30 seconds and then reduce them to one massed pulp of laughter for two-and-a-half hours.
- There were fine scallops too, nicely sautéed, sitting on an earthy pea pulp, anointed with a minty butter sauce.
- Open out the body into a flat piece and scrape away the soft interior pulp.
1.1The soft fleshy part of a fruit.
- Jane suspends the pips in muslin to help the marmalade set, but I just use the juice and fleshy pulp from the inside of a lemon… it does the same trick.
- Getting any sort of fleshy pulp was very difficult, so I squeezed the fruits to get decent amounts of liquid.
- Wet waste connotes anything generated from the kitchen - vegetable and fruit peels, pulp, left-over food matter.
1.2A soft wet mass of fibers derived from rags or wood, used in papermaking.
- They are used for the first chemical processing step of converting wood chips into pulp for paper manufacturing, primarily in the sulphate or kraft paper process.
- These products may also contain rayon and wood fluff, which is chemically derived from tree pulp and then bleached.
- The most important reasons for this are strong commodity prices, particularly for copper, pulp, paper and wood products.
1.3Vascular tissue filling the interior cavity and root canals of a tooth.
- Human teeth are made up of four different types of tissue: pulp, dentin, enamel, and cementum.
- A loose or broken filling may also cause infection in the tooth pulp.
- In the middle of every tooth, there is space containing dental pulp.
2 [usually as modifier] Popular or sensational writing that is generally regarded as being of poor quality: the story is a mix of pulp fiction and Greek tragedy
[because formerly printed on cheap paper]
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- Popular pulp fiction and radio sow the seeds of resistance to social injustice.
- It's a fast-paced pulp science fiction yarn with compelling characters.
- It was a fitting end to a game that had more twists and turns than a pulp fiction thriller.
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1Crush into a soft, shapeless mass.
- Faking Cleopatra's suicide would have been as easy as pulping a fig.
- New technologies for pulping fast-growth trees figured prominently.
- Picking bakeapples and pulping them into the most delicious jam on the face of the planet.
1.1Withdraw (a publication) from the market and recycle the paper.
- But supporters need not panic, nor the View's editors rush to pulp this week's issue.
- The key to writing a bi-weekly column throughout the summer is to write a column a week in advance of its appearing on the news stand that will still be relevant three weeks later when the issue is finally pulped.
- The cards and envelopes are pulped and recycled to make new products.
late Middle English (denoting the soft fleshy part of fruit): from Latin pulpa. The verb dates from the mid 17th century.
beat (or smash) someone to a pulp
- Beat someone severely.Example sentences
- You didn't get to see any of that because we were beaten to a pulp.
- The lad on the floor looked like he had been beaten to a pulp.
- What kind of society do we have when our sons and daughters, our grandchildren, our brothers and sisters cannot travel home at night without a gang of aggressive drunks beating them to a pulp, just for the hell of it?
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- The cherry berries are ‘floated’ first of all; light, substandard beans are raked off and the good beans are then sluiced gradually down to the pulpers.
- The Powley Vale Farm was a throwback to by-gone days, free range hens and pulper, open fire and hob, live sowing of spuds and corn sowing with a fiddle out of tune.
- The old on-the-farm Japanese production techniques began to be revitalized, and homesteaders hooked up lawn mower engines to old hand pulpers to mill their coffee cherry.
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