wood pulp

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  1. wood reduced to pulp through mechanical and chemical treatment for use in the manufacture of certain kinds of paper.

Origin of wood pulp

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby wood pulp

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How to use wood pulp in a sentence

  • A Frenchman has discovered a process, la soyeuse, of making spruce wood pulp into a substitute for cotton.

    Textiles | William H. Dooley
  • Barks, as for tanning or dyeing, seeds and gums, and the wood pulp for paper are on exhibition.

  • It is the wood-pulp industry which is at present destroying the Canadian forests.

    The Romance of Plant Life | G. F. Scott Elliot
  • The latter methods are at present almost exclusively used for the preparation of chemical wood pulp.

    The Manufacture of Paper | Robert Walter Sindall
  • This material has qualities which cannot readily be obtained from other fibres, such as rag and wood pulp.

    The Manufacture of Paper | Robert Walter Sindall

British Dictionary definitions for wood pulp

wood pulp

  1. wood that has been ground to a fine pulp for use in making newsprint and other cheap forms of paper, and in the production of hardboard

  2. finely pulped wood that has been digested by a chemical, such as caustic soda, and sometimes bleached: used in making paper

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