gran·​u·​late | \ ˈgran-yə-ˌlāt \
granulated; granulating

Definition of granulate

transitive verb

: to form or crystallize into grains or granules

intransitive verb

: to form granulations an open granulating wound

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Other Words from granulate

granulator \ ˈgran-​yə-​ˌlā-​tər \ noun

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Whisk together flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt in a bowl. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Cast-Iron Apple-Blackberry Crumble with Sour Cream Whip," 13 Aug. 2018 Using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Double White Chocolate Cake," 29 Nov. 2018 Place pretzels, one-half cup butter and 3 ¼ tablespoons granulated sugar in a mixing bowl. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Menu at Porch, Louisville's newest downtown hit, 'speaks to everyone'," 15 May 2018 In a small saucepan, simmer 1 cup double-strength brewed coffee with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar over medium heat until coffee reduces to a thick syrup (about 1½ tablespoons), about 10 minutes. Adina Steiman, WSJ, "This Holiday Season’s Smartest Cookie," 5 Dec. 2018 The Brussels sprouts were roasted with olive oil, salt and granulated garlic. Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times, "Grain bowls are trending. Here’s how to make your own.," 28 Nov. 2018 In a bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Woman's Day Test Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Thanksgiving Cake," 24 Oct. 2018 In medium bowl, whisk cream, milk, eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt until smooth. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make a Crowd-Pleasing Pumpkin Slab Pie," 19 Oct. 2018 Use a wooden spoon to blend the brown sugar and granulated sugar into the butter. Lisa Yockelson,, "Recipe: Chocolate-chip blondies are one of America’s most popular bar cookies, with good reason," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of granulate

1666, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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gran·​u·​late | \ ˈgran-yə-ˌlāt \
granulated; granulating

Medical Definition of granulate

transitive verb

: to form or crystallize (as sugar) into grains or granules

intransitive verb

: to form granulations as soon as the ulcer is granulating and free from slough— R. H. Nyquist

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