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granulate

[gran-yuh-leyt] /ˈgræn yəˌleɪt/
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
1660-1670
1660-70; granule + -ate1
Related forms
granulater, granulator, noun
granulative
[gran-yuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv] /ˈgræn yəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
multigranulated, adjective
nongranulated, adjective
ungranulated, adjective
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for granulate

granulate

/ˈɡrænjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make into grains
2.
to make or become roughened in surface texture
3.
(intransitive) (of a wound, ulcer, etc) to form granulation tissue
Derived Forms
granulative, adjective
granulator, granulater, noun
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Word Origin and History for granulate
v.

1660s, back-formation from granulation. Related: Granulated; granulating.

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