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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Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar on low speed to combine. Woman's Day Test Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Forest Friends Cake," 25 Oct. 2018 Make filling: In large bowl, mash blackberries and granulated sugar. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Harvest Pear-Blackberry Pie," 23 Oct. 2018 Stir in the bacon, mayonnaise, vinegar, hot sauce, dry mustard, granulated garlic and black pepper. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Grilled Peach Toast with Pimiento Cheese," 30 May 2018 In a medium bowl, beat together margarine, cream cheese, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Red, white and blue cookies are a patriotic and healthy treat for the holiday," 2 July 2018 Off-Menu Spam on Rice Grind mixture of pork shoulder and smoked deli ham with curing salt, sugar and granulated garlic. Ali Bouzari,, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 Use an electric mixer to beat together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar at low speed. Charlotte Druckman, WSJ, "Build a Better Banana Bread," 23 May 2018 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

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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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