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pulpwood soft timber, such as spruce or pine, that is used to make pulp for paper.
pulpy of or like pulp; soft or mushy.
pulque a milky, fermented drink made in Mexico from the juice of certain agaves.
pulsar any of various astronomical objects, probably rapidly rotating neutron stars, that emit short, repeating pulses of radio waves.
pulsate to throb or beat with a regular rhythm, as the heart or some music. [2 definitions]
pulsation a beat, throb, or vibration. [2 definitions]
pulse1 the periodic throbbing of arteries that results from the beating of the heart, esp. as felt in the wrist or neck. [5 definitions]
pulse2 an edible seed found in the pods of legumes such as peas or lentils. [2 definitions]
pulsejet engine a jet engine in which the pulsating thrust is provided by intermittent combustion produced by rapid opening and closing of the air intake valves.
pulse modulation the formation of a periodic carrier wave by a sequence of short pulses, as used in radar. [2 definitions]
pulverize to make into powder, as by crushing, grinding, or pounding. [3 definitions]
puma a variety of large wild American cat; mountain lion; cougar.
pumice light, porous hardened lava, powdered or whole, used as an abrasive and polishing agent. [2 definitions]
pummel to strike heavily with or as if with the fists, a sword, a club, or the like; beat. [3 definitions]
pump1 a mechanical or biological device for compressing a fluid or gas, or moving it from one place to another, esp. through pipes or the like. [12 definitions]
pump2 a simple low women's shoe without buckles, laces, or the like.
pumpernickel a dark, coarse, whole-grain bread made of rye.
pump iron (informal) to exercise the muscles, esp. by lifting weights.
pumpkin a large, roundish, gourdlike orange fruit that has thick edible flesh and is borne on a low-growing vine. [3 definitions]
pump priming (informal) the spending of government funds to stimulate private industry.
pun an instance or a variety of word play, often for humorous effect, that is based on a similarity in sound of two or more words or on various meanings of the same word. [4 definitions]