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Meaning of “pulp” in the English Dictionary

"pulp" in British English

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pulpnoun

uk   us   /pʌlp/
  • pulp noun (BOOKS)

[U] disapproving books and ​magazines that are of ​lowquality in the way they are ​produced and the ​stories and ​articles they ​contain: pulp ​fiction

pulpverb [T]

uk   us   /pʌlp/
(Definition of pulp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pulp" in American English

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pulpnoun [U]

 us   /pʌlp/
a ​soft, ​wetmass, often ​produced by ​crushing something: Mash the ​bananas to a pulp and then ​mix in the ​yogurt. Pulp is also a ​mixture of ​water and ​smallpieces of ​paper, ​cloth, or ​wood that is used for making ​paper: wood pulp
(Definition of pulp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pulp" in Business English

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pulpverb [T]

uk   us   /pʌlp/
PRODUCTION, COMMERCE to destroy ​books, ​magazines, ​newspapers, etc. , for ​example because they cannot be ​sold or contain mistakes: Sales were ​low last ​year and the ​publishers had to pulp over half of the 10,000 ​copies they ​printed. The decision to pulp the ​magazine was nothing less than censorship.
(Definition of pulp from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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