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Pronunciation: /pʌlp/

Translation of pulp in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (of fruit, vegetable) pulpa (feminine), carne (feminine); (of wood, paper) pasta (feminine) (de papel), pulpa (feminine) (de papel)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (crushed material) pasta (feminine) to beat sb to a pulp hacer* papilla a algn [colloquial/familiar], darle* una paliza tremenda a algn
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 [Dentistry/Odontología] pulpa (feminine) (dentaria)
    Example sentences
    • 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 2.1 uncountable/no numerable (worthless literature) literatura (feminine) barata, basura (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [fiction/novel] barato 2.2 countable/numerable (magazine) (American English/inglés norteamericano) revista (feminine) barata
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [wood/paper/rags] hacer* pasta or pulpa con; [fruit/vegetables] hacer* papilla or puré con

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