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Dictionary Definition



1 any soft or soggy mass; "he pounded it to a pulp" [syn: mush]
2 a soft moist part of a fruit [syn: flesh]
3 a mixture of cellulose fibers
4 an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper [syn: pulp magazine]
5 the soft inner part of a tooth


1 remove the pulp from, as from a fruit
2 reduce to pulp; "pulp fruit"; "pulp wood"

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A soft moist mass, especially of pressed vegetable matter
  2. The soft center of a fruit
  3. The soft center of a tooth
  4. A mixture of wood, cellulose and/or rags and water ground up to make paper.
  5. Mass of chemically processed wood fibres (cellulose).
  6. A lurid style of writing or publication


soft, moist mass
center of a fruit
center of a tooth
mass of which paper is produced
mass of chemically processed wood fibres
lurid style of writing or publishing


  1. To make, or be made into pulp


to make into pulp
to be made into pulp

Extensive Definition

Pulp may refer to:
  • Pulp (band), a British band
  • Pulp (juice), a fruit juice sold in Peru
  • Pulp (film), a 1972 British crime, thriller and comedy film
  • Pulp (magazine) a seinen manga magazine formerly published by Viz Media
  • Pulp (spleen)
  • Pulp (tooth), the central part of a tooth
  • Pulp (novel), the last novel of American writer Charles Bukowski
  • Pulp, the soft fleshy part of a fruit
  • Pulp, tennis terminology used to describe the point 30-30
  • Pulp magazine or pulp fiction, inexpensive fiction magazines published from the 1920s through the 1950s, or paperbacks from the 1950s onwards
  • Wood pulp, the most common material used to make paper
  • Molded pulp, a packaging material
  • Pulping, a process in making or recycling paper
  • "Pulping" or "beating to a pulp" often means a severe beating up; or often by colloquial exaggeration a severe defeat in non-violent and even non-contact competition
  • Pulp Fiction (film), a 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino
pulp in Danish: Pulp (flertydig)
pulp in German: Pulp
pulp in Spanish: Pulp
pulp in French: Pulp
pulp in Italian: Pulp
pulp in Dutch: Pulp
pulp in Serbian: Пулпа

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