Meaning of “pulp” in the English Dictionary

"pulp" in British English

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pulpnoun

uk /pʌlp/ us /pʌlp/

pulpverb [ T ]

uk /pʌlp/ 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, wet mass, 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 small pieces 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 /pʌlp/ us

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)