pulp ( pulps 3rd person present) ( pulping present participle) ( pulped past tense & past participle )
1 n-sing If an object is pressed into a pulp, it is crushed or beaten until it is soft, smooth, and wet.
also no det
The olives are crushed to a pulp by stone rollers.
2 n-sing In fruit or vegetables, the pulp is the soft part inside the skin.
the N, also no det
Make maximum use of the whole fruit, including the pulp which is high in fibre.
3 n-uncount Wood pulp is material made from crushed wood. It is used to make paper.
4 adj People refer to stories or novels as pulp fiction when they consider them to be of poor quality and intentionally shocking or sensational.
...lurid '50s pulp novels.
5 verb If paper, vegetables, or fruit are pulped, they are crushed into a smooth, wet paste.
Onions can be boiled and pulped to a puree. be V-ed
...creamed or pulped tomatoes. V-ed
6 verb If money or documents are pulped, they are destroyed. This is done to stop the money being used or to stop the documents being seen by the public.
25 million pounds worth of five pound notes have been pulped because the designers made a mistake. be V-ed
7 If someone is beaten to a pulp or beaten to pulp, they are hit repeatedly until they are very badly injured.
beat someone to a pulp phrase V inflects
Wood pulp is wood that has been cut up into small pieces and crushed. Wood pulp is used to make paper. n-uncount
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 flesh, marrow, soft part
2 mash, mush, pap, paste, pomace, semiliquid, semisolid, triturate
3 crush, mash, pulverize, squash, triturate
4 cheap, lurid, mushy (informal) rubbishy, sensational, trashy
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