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1. A soft moist shapeless mass of matter.
a. The soft moist part of fruit.
b. Plant matter remaining after a process, such as the extraction of juice by pressure, has been completed: apple pulp.
3. The soft pith forming the contents of the stem of a plant.
4. A mixture of cellulose material, such as wood, paper, and rags, ground up and moistened to make paper.
5. The soft tissue forming the inner structure of a tooth and containing nerves and blood vessels.
6. A mixture of crushed ore and water.
a. A publication, such as a magazine or book, containing lurid subject matter: "The pulps took the mystery story out of the parlors ... and onto the 'mean streets'" (Tony Hillerman).
b. Lurid or sensational writing or subject matter: made a good living writing pulp.
v. pulped, pulp·ing, pulps
1. To reduce to pulp.
2. To remove the pulp from (coffee berries).
To be reduced to a pulpy consistency.

[Middle English, from Latin pulpa, fleshy parts of the body, fruit pulp.]

pulp′i·ness n.
pulp′ous (pŭl′pəs), pulp′y adj.


[ˈpʌlpɪŋ] Nreducción f a pulpa
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There wasn't any sense in slowly feeding in till my head was crushed, and already my arm was pulped half way from elbow to shoulder, and the pulping was going right on.
Yet that link was not established until about 18 months ago, when EPA and the paper industry released initial findings of a dioxin-screening study they conducted jointly at five mills employing the "kraft" pulping process and chlorine bleaching.
While the young people of Bahia are not growing six meters per year like the eucalyptus trees of Veracel, their intellectual growth and skills to run complex bleaching and pulping processes are developing fast.
Metso Paper has been selected to supply a new pulping line for the Brazilian dissolving pulp producer Bahia Pulp.
Tools to simulate its effects on pulping operations could help mill decision makers in evaluating its implementation.