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pulp

[ puhlp ]
/ pʌlp /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become reduced to pulp.

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Origin of pulp

1555–65; earlier pulpe<Latin pulpa flesh, pulp of fruit

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British Dictionary definitions for pulp

pulp
/ (pʌlp) /

noun

verb

to reduce (a material or solid substance) to pulp or (of a material or solid substance) to be reduced to pulp
(tr) to remove the pulp from (fruit)

Derived forms of pulp

pulper, noun

Word Origin for pulp

C16: from Latin pulpa
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for pulp

pulp
[ pŭlp ]

n.

A soft, moist, shapeless mass of matter.
Dental pulp.
The soft, moist part of fruit.

Other words from pulp

pulpous (pŭlpəs) null adj.
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Scientific definitions for pulp

pulp
[ pŭlp ]

The soft tissue forming the inner structure of a tooth and containing nerves and blood vessels.
The soft moist part of a fruit, especially a drupe or pome.
The soft pith forming the contents of the stem of a plant.
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Cultural definitions for pulp

pulp

The soft tissue, containing blood vessels and nerves, that makes up the interior of the tooth.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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