gran·​u·​late | \ ˈgran-yə-ˌlāt How to pronounce granulate (audio) \
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 How to pronounce granulator (audio) \ noun

Examples of granulate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coat rounds with a mixture of 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Robin Miller, azcentral, "This is the only holiday cookie recipe you'll ever need," 17 Dec. 2019 Note: To make superfine sugar, place granulated sugar in a blender and blend until powdery, about 10 seconds. Daniel Neman,, "Signature cocktails make a party more fun," 2 Dec. 2019 In a medium bowl, cream together spreadable butter, cream cheese, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Secret, lower-calorie ingredient adds crunch to chocolate chip cookies," 7 Dec. 2019 In the bowl of a food processor, combine the sweet potatoes, remaining ½ cup melted butter, the brown sugar, and the remaining ½ cup granulated sugar and process until smooth, scraping the sides down occasionally with a rubber spatula. Grace Wong,, "What’s the best pie crust for your holiday baking? We tasted 11 to find out," 4 Nov. 2019 In bowl of electric mixer, beat granulated sugar and butter on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Vanilla Cupcakes," 1 Aug. 2019 In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes, occasionally scraping side of bowl with a rubber spatula. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "No-Bake Summer Fruit Tart," 18 July 2019 Step 2 Combine the butter and granulated sugar in the bowl of stand mixer or use a large mixing bowl and a handheld electric mixer; beat on medium speed, about 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Kate Heddings, Washington Post, "This pound cake recipe is, in a word, peachy," 11 July 2019 To be used in baking and cooking, stevia leaves must be dried out and ground into a granulated form: a fine white powder. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Natural Stevia Right in Your Own Garden," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of granulate

1666, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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12 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Granulate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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gran·​u·​late | \ ˈgran-yə-ˌlāt How to pronounce granulate (audio) \
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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