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Definition of pulp noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[singular, uncountable] a soft wet substance that is made especially by crushing something Cook the fruit gently until it forms a pulp. Mash the beans to a pulp. His face had been beaten to a pulp (= very badly beaten).
  2. 2[uncountable] a soft substance that is made by crushing wood, cloth, or other material, and then used to make paper paper/wood pulp
  3. 3[uncountable] the soft part inside some fruit and vegetables synonym flesh Scoop out the pulp and serve it with sugar. I prefer orange juice with pulp.
    adjective Cook the fruit slowly until soft and pulpy.
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