from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To form into grains or granules.
  • transitive v. To make rough and grainy.
  • intransitive v. To become granular or grainy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to segment into tiny grains or particles
  • adj. Consisting of, or resembling, grains; crystallized in grains; granular.
  • adj. Having numerous small elevations, like shagreen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of, or resembling, grains; crystallized in grains; granular.
  • adj. Having numerous small elevations, as shagreen.
  • intransitive v. To collect or be formed into grains.
  • transitive v. To form into grains or small masses.
  • transitive v. To raise in granules or small asperities; to make rough on the surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To form into grains: as, to granulate powder or sugar.
  • To raise in granules; make rough on the surface.
  • To become formed into grains; become granular.
  • Same as granulated or granular.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. form granulating tissue
  • v. become granular
  • v. form into grains


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  • It washes, classifies, mills and converts plastic waste into granulate, which is used to make new plastic products.

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  • A doctor can suture two pieces of skin together, but there is some capacity that lies beyond our ken, some talent that resides only within each one of us that allows that tissue to granulate and be reformed.

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  • Prior to processing Luxus clean and granulate the tanks.

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  • ‘Bin 2 Bin’ closed loop recycling involves shredding and granulating wheeled bins and boxes, melting and mixing granulate with additives and colours ready for processing into new bins and boxes.

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  • “When we first started, we noticed that it was not very porous and had a difficult time mixing in with the soil, so we developed a machine to granulate the manure.”


  • Add the granulate sugar and beat for 2 minutes; add the light brown sugar and beat for a further 2 minutes.

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  • The idea was to allow the wound to heal slightly granulate, for you folks in the biz so that the graft would stand a better chance of taking.

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  • I wasn't letting him out of sight until the incision had begun to granulate-which it should do by the next day, if all went well.

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