Definition of granulate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡranjʊleɪt/


1 [with object] (usually as adjective granulated) Form (something) into grains or particles: granulated sugar
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  • Zarame is Japanese granulated brown sugar, found in some Asian markets.
  • As a healthier alternative to refined white sugar, I chose granulated cane juice, which has not been stripped of all its nutrients.
  • Total cement contents and percentages of additives, including fly ash, silica fume, ground granulated blast furnace slag, and an alkaline earth mineral admixture, were varied.
technical triturate, comminute
archaic levigate, bray, powderize
1.1 [no object] (Of a substance) take the form of grains or particles: the syrup would not granulate properly
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  • Unlike the runny texture of most honeys, the gel-like consistency of heather honey means that, to form a set honey, it needs the addition of a more common honey, such as rapeseed, which granulates more quickly.
  • Remove from the heat and stir the remaining sugar until it granulates.
  • Honey granulates most rapidly between 55 and 65 degrees and temperature changes will tend to accelerate the granulation process.
2 [no object] (often as adjective granulating) Medicine (Of a wound or lesion) form multiple small prominences as part of the healing process.
Example sentences
  • Wet-to-dry debridement should be discontinued once the wound is clean and granulating.
  • They are often taken for granted as the wound innately granulates, contracts, and epithclializes under optimal conditions.
  • The open portion of her wound had granulated successfully.
2.1 (as adjective granulated) chiefly Biology Having a roughened surface: the skin is densely granulated
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  • Other features of atypical hyperplasia included granulated tissue with atypical endothelial cells, nonatypical mitosis, lymphoid hyperplasia, and the absence of dysplasia or carcinoma in situ.
  • Mixed inflammatory infiltrate, granulated tissue with or without prominent endothelial cells were found in some biopsies, but to a lesser extent than in the biopsies with ARH.
  • The lumen or cell chain is not always clearly visible within all filaments, especially within densely granulated sheaths.



Pronunciation: /ˌɡranjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • The continuous bleeding from the operated ear may due to some reparative granulation in the area or due to recurrence of the disease.
  • In a few of these, granulations developed postoperatively.
  • When examining the individual healing curves, the classic granulation, contraction, and epithelialization phases of the wound healing process are revealed.


Example sentences
  • There is also a small industry in the village, a trader and plastic granulator established in 1987.
  • The plant features two facilities: the grinding operation in Birmingham and the granulator located in Alabama.
  • A spray granulator can be used to create large spherical pellets.

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