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American English: /pəlp/
British English: /pʌlp/

Translation of pulp in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (of fruit, vegetable)
    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) to beat somebody to a pulp
    hacer papilla a alguien [colloquial]
    darle una paliza tremenda a alguien
    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)
    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 (worthless literature)
    literatura (feminine) barata
    basura (feminine)
    (before noun) (fiction/novel)
    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.
    2.2 countable (magazine) (US)
    revista (feminine) barata

transitive verb

  • (wood/paper/rags)
    hacer pasta or pulpa con
    hacer papilla or puré con
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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