pulping

[ puhl-ping ]
/ ˈpʌl pɪŋ /

noun

the process of making pulp, especially from wood, for use in the manufacture of paper, cardboard, etc.

adjective

of or involved in the making of pulp: pulping facilities.

Origin of pulping

First recorded in 1655–65; pulp + -ing1

Definition for pulping (2 of 2)

pulp

[ puhlp ]
/ pʌlp /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become reduced to pulp.

Origin of pulp

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

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for pulping

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

pulper, noun

Word Origin for pulp

C16: from Latin pulpa
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Medicine definitions for pulping

pulp

[ pŭlp ]

n.

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

Related forms

pulpous (pŭlpəs) null adj.
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Science definitions for pulping

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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Culture definitions for pulping

pulp


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

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