[ gran-yuh-leyt ]
/ ˈgræn yəˌleɪt /

verb (used with object), gran·u·lat·ed, gran·u·lat·ing.

to form into granules or grains.
to raise in granules; make rough on the surface.

verb (used without object), gran·u·lat·ed, gran·u·lat·ing.

to become granular or grainy.
Pathology. to form granulation tissue.

Origin of granulate

First recorded in 1660–70; granule + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM granulate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for granulate

/ (ˈɡrænjʊˌleɪt) /


(tr) to make into grains
to make or become roughened in surface texture
(intr) (of a wound, ulcer, etc) to form granulation tissue

Derived forms of granulate

granulative, adjectivegranulator or granulater, noun
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