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Meaning of GRANULATE

Pronunciation:  'granyu`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  form granulating tissue, as of wounds and ulcers
  2. [v]  become granular
  3. [v]  form into grains

GRANULATE is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: grain
 See Also: change form, change shape, deform, form, granulate, heal, shape



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gran"u*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Granulated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Granulating}.] [See {Granule}.]
    1. To form into grains or small masses; as, to granulate
       powder, sugar, or metal.
    2. To raise in granules or small asperities; to make rough on
       the surface.
  2. \Gran"u*late\, v. i.
    To collect or be formed into grains; as, cane juice
    granulates into sugar.
  3. \Gran"u*late\, Granulated \Gran"u*la`ted\, a.
    1. Consisting of, or resembling, grains; crystallized in
       grains; granular; as, granulated sugar.
    2. Having numerous small elevations, as shagreen.
    {Granulated steel}, a variety of steel made by a particular
       process beginning with the granulation of pig iron.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Of a surface: granular.
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