granulate

verb
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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Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle over top. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Strawberry Pizza," 11 June 2018 Coconut sugar should be caramel-hued and granulated, with a texture similar to brown sugar (without any lumps). Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "What Is Coconut Sugar, the Alt-Sweetener Taking Over Baking?," 13 Apr. 2018 Beat butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beth Lipton, Country Living, "Bunny Sugar Cookies," 2 Mar. 2018 To make the strawberry sauce: Puree the whole strawberries with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar and the remaining lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Susan Selasky, charlotteobserver, "Celebrate the Fourth with minimal fuss, maximum flavor," 3 July 2018 Carolina Vinegar Sauce: 4 cups apple cider vinegar 1 cup Heinz ketchup 1/4 cup honey 1 Tbsp crushed red pepper 1 Tbsp cinnamon 1 Tbsp nutmeg 2 Tbsp smoked paprika 2 Tbsp granulated garlic 1 Tbsp salt Mix together in a bowl. Kelly Vaughan, courant.com, "BBQ Recipes," 22 June 2018 For topping, mix eggs, corn syrup, granulated sugar, butter and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Celebrate National Pecan Pie Day with a modern take on this classic," 12 July 2018 Pulse the pretzels with the salt and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar in a food processor until finely crushed. Susan Selasky, charlotteobserver, "Celebrate the Fourth with minimal fuss, maximum flavor," 3 July 2018 In a bowl, toss the strawberries and granulated sugar. Lisa Yockelson, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Strawberry shortcakes are one of the joys of berry season," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of granulate

1666, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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granulate

verb
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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