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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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Examples from the web for granulated
  • The data, as presented is far too granulated for any definitive work.
  • So icing sugar, for instance, dissolves more quickly in water than does the granulated form.
  • Ask your doctor about filtering with granulated activated charcoal or a reverse osmosis unit, which you install under your sink.
  • Put butter and granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  • Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, then the brown and granulated sugars.
  • The doctor literally takes out a scalpel and cuts away in my throat at the granulated tissue that has formed in there.
  • Whisk together yolks, granulated sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Blend cream cheese and granulated sugar in a food processor until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth.
  • In a bowl, toss pumpkin with butter and granulated sugar.
  • The second type of blast furnace slag is granulated slag.
British Dictionary definitions for granulated

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 granulated

granulate

v.

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

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