- to become granular or grainy.
- Pathology. to form granulation tissue.
Origin of granulate
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Examples from the Web for granulate
It did granulate, and the first product sold for twelve thousand dollars—a large sum at that time.Historic Papers on the Causes of the Civil War
Mrs. Eugenia Dunlap Potts
In making sirup it is important to have it just thick enough to taste right and not so thick that it will granulate.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work
Mary Rogers Miller
Dr. Morris: I am glad to have that observation that the wounds did not granulate and heal well.
It is stuffed with iodoform gauze, which is changed daily, and the cavity is allowed to granulate up from the bottom.
Take from fire, stir until it begins to granulate a little about the sides of the pan, and then pour into a greased pan.Stevenson Memorial Cook Book
- (tr) to make into grains
- to make or become roughened in surface texture
- (intr) (of a wound, ulcer, etc) to form granulation tissue
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Word Origin and History for granulate
1660s, back-formation from granulation. Related: Granulated; granulating.
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