Definition of granulate in English:



  • 1[with object] Form (something) into grains or particles.

    ‘granulated sugar’
    • ‘However these fossils are calcitic, and also differ from Eurytholia sclerites in their marginal accretion, rugate ornament, and granulated ventral surfaces with distinct muscle scars.’
    • ‘Handle materials can range from handpicked AAA-grade Mother of pearl or the aforementioned meticulously crafted granulated sterling silver.’
    • ‘In a large bowl, combine both flours, oats, granulated sugar, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cloves.’
    • ‘The purpose of the plant was to convert a waste product of the steel making process into a form of granulated sand, a material which can be used in the construction industry.’
    • ‘In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter and brown and granulated sugars until well blended.’
    • ‘Zarame is Japanese granulated brown sugar, found in some Asian markets.’
    • ‘Sugar sifters were used to sprinkle granulated or powdered sugar liberally not only on fresh fruit but also on sweet pastries, and the cream ladle was used to add fresh or clotted cream.’
    • ‘Granulated sugar has medium-sized crystals, as does lump sugar, which is simply granulated sugar moistened with syrup and pressed into blocks.’
    • ‘I tried several, including maple syrup, Sucanat, honey, and granulated cane sugar.’
    • ‘Rotted cow manure, compost, shredded sphagnum, granulated peat moss, sawdust and ground corncobs are some materials that may be worked thoroughly into the soil.’
    • ‘Let's take, for example, the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies: flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda, granulated sugar, brown sugar, oatmeal and raisins.’
    • ‘A lot of the times when it's granulated it looks like those rocks you see on lawns, only more broken down, like pebbles.’
    • ‘She exposed two boxes of finely granulated cocoa.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On Friday, the Trade Minister gave the assurance that granulated sugar would be distributed to manufacturers over the weekend.’
    • ‘But it did help make sense of a related mystery: sugar packagers say that extra-fine, super-fine and regular granulated sugars measure the same.’
    • ‘When blended well, add 3/4 cup granulated sugar.’
    • ‘This can clearly be seen in granulated sugar; each ‘granule’ takes the form of a cube.’
    • ‘Many garden centers sell commercially made, doughnut-shaped mosquito dunks or granulated products containing this fast-acting biological larvacide.’
    • ‘As a healthier alternative to refined white sugar, I chose granulated cane juice, which has not been stripped of all its nutrients.’
    powder, crush, crumble, pulverize, grind, pound, mince, shred, grate, mash, smash, fragment
    triturate, comminute
    levigate, bray, powderize
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    1. 1.1[no object](of a substance) take the form of grains or particles.
      ‘the syrup would not granulate properly’
      • ‘Honey granulates most rapidly between 55 and 65 degrees and temperature changes will tend to accelerate the granulation process.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Maple sugar is made from boiling maple syrup until it granulates, but just minutes before it granulates, a chewy candy can be made by pouring the thick candy-like syrup onto fresh clean snow.’
      • ‘Store in the refrigerator after opening; if it granulates just heat it slightly.’
  • 2Medicine
    [no object] (of a wound or lesion) form multiple small prominences as part of the healing process.

    • ‘This wound is clean, healthy, and granulating, with a scant amount of serous drainage.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He anaesthetised my finger and excised a wedge of skin that included the entire graze, leaving the wound open to granulate.’
    • ‘The open portion of her wound had granulated successfully.’
    1. 2.1Biology
      Having a roughened surface.
      ‘the skin is densely granulated’
      • ‘A thorough inspection of the Wright's stained peripheral blood smear will almost always reveal at least a few heavily granulated promyelocytes with Auer rods in M3m patients.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Adult's heads are coarsely granulated, while the head is smooth in the young.’
      • ‘The lumen or cell chain is not always clearly visible within all filaments, especially within densely granulated sheaths.’