granulate

[gran-yuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), granulated, granulating.
1.
to form into granules or grains.
2.
to raise in granules; make rough on the surface.
verb (used without object), granulated, granulating.
3.
to become granular or grainy.
4.
Pathology. to form granulation tissue.

Origin:
1660–70; granule + -ate1

granulater, granulator, noun
granulative [gran-yuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv] , adjective
multigranulated, adjective
nongranulated, adjective
ungranulated, adjective
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granulate (ˈɡrænjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to make into grains
2.  to make or become roughened in surface texture
3.  (intr) (of a wound, ulcer, etc) to form granulation tissue
 
'granulative
 
adj
 
'granulator
 
n
 
'granulater
 
n

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They granulate the universe to pulp crashing particles only newly found.
Tends to granulate if planted on a vigorous rootstock, or harvested late.
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