[puhl-ping] /ˈpʌl pɪŋ/
the process of making , especially from wood, for use in the manufacture of paper, cardboard, etc.
of or involved in the making of :
the soft, juicy, edible part of a fruit.
the pith of the stem of a plant.
a soft or fleshy part of an animal body.
Also called dental pulp. the inner substance of the tooth, containing arteries, veins, and lymphatic and nerve tissue that communicate with their respective vascular, lymph, and nerve systems.
any soft, moist, slightly cohering mass, as that into which linen, wood, etc., are converted in the making of paper.
a magazine or book printed on rough, low-quality paper made of wood pulp or rags, and usually containing sensational and lurid stories, articles, etc.
Compare 1 (def 9).
verb (used with object)
to reduce to pulp.
to reduce (printed papers, books, etc.) to pulp for use in making new paper.
to remove the pulp from.
verb (used without object)
to become reduced to pulp.
soft or fleshy plant tissue, such as the succulent part of a fleshy fruit
a moist mixture of cellulose fibres, as obtained from wood, from which paper is made
(dentistry) the soft innermost part of a tooth, containing nerves and blood vessels
any soft soggy mass or substance
(mining) pulverized ore, esp when mixed with water
to reduce (a material or solid substance) to pulp or (of a material or solid substance) to be reduced to pulp
(transitive) to remove the pulp from (fruit)
c.1400, “fleshy part of a fruit or plant,” from Latin pulpa “animal or plant pulp; pith of wood,” earlier *pelpa, perhaps from the same root as pulvis “dust,” pollen “fine flour” (see pollen); extended to other similar substances by early 15c. The adjective meaning “sensational” is from pulp magazine (1931), so called from pulp in sense of “type of rough paper used in cheaply made magazines and books” (1727). As a genre name, pulp fiction attested by 1943 (pulp writer “writer of pulp fiction” was in use by 1939). The opposite adjective in reference to magazines was slick.
1660s “reduce to pulp” (implied in pulping), from pulp (n.). As “to remove the pulp from,” from 1791. Related: Pulped.
pulp’ous (pŭl’pəs) or pulp’y adj.
The soft tissue, containing blood vessels and nerves, that makes up the interior of the tooth.
: a pulp romance
A magazine printed on rough paper and devoted to adventure, science fiction, cowboy stories, rude erotica, etc (1931+)
[poo l-pit, puhl-] /ˈpʊl pɪt, ˈpʌl-/ noun 1. a platform or raised structure in a church, from which the sermon is delivered or the service is conducted. 2. the pulpit. 3. (especially in Protestantism and Judaism) the position of pastor or rabbi: He heard of a pulpit in Chicago that was about to be vacated. […]
[poo l-pi-teer, puhl-] /ˌpʊl pɪˈtɪər, ˌpʌl-/ noun, Sometimes Disparaging. 1. a preacher by profession.
pulpitis pul·pi·tis (pŭl-pī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of dental pulp.
/ˈpʊlpɪtəm/ noun 1. (in many cathedrals and large churches) a stone screen which divides the nave and the choir, often supporting a gallery or loft