granulate

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verb gran·u·late \ˈgran-yə-ˌlāt\

Definition of granulate

granulated

;

granulating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to form or crystallize into grains or granules

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to form granulations an open granulating wound

granulator

play \ˈgran-yə-ˌlā-tər\ noun

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First Known Use of granulate

1666


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granulate

play
verb gran·u·late \ˈgran-yə-ˌlāt\

Medical Definition of granulate

granulated

;

granulating

  1. transitive verb

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

  3. intransitive verb

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


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