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[ gran-yuh-leyt ]

verb (used with object)

, gran·u·lat·ed, gran·u·lat·ing.
  1. to form into granules or grains.
  2. to raise in granules; make rough on the surface.

verb (used without object)

, gran·u·lat·ed, gran·u·lat·ing.
  1. to become granular or grainy.
  2. Pathology. to form granulation tissue.


/ ˈɡrænjʊˌleɪt /


  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

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Derived Forms

  • ˈgranulative, adjective
  • ˈgranuˌlator, noun

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Other Words From

  • granu·later granu·lator noun
  • gran·u·la·tive [gran, -y, uh, -ley-tiv, -l, uh, -tiv], adjective
  • multi·granu·lated adjective
  • non·granu·lated adjective
  • un·granu·lated adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of granulate1

First recorded in 1660–70; granule + -ate 1

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Example Sentences

The great question was would the syrup granulate; and hundreds gathered to watch the experiment.

It did granulate, and the first product sold for twelve thousand dollars—a large sum at that time.

The abdomen is finely granulate and at the lower edge of each scutum there are eight heavy, short, simple hairs.

Cephalothorax finely granulate and heavy, simple spine-like hairs placed in a definite order.

It is stuffed with iodoform gauze, which is changed daily, and the cavity is allowed to granulate up from the bottom.


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granularitygranulated sugar