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granulate

gran·u·late

granulate

 
 
pronunciation:
graen y leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: granulated, granulates, granulating
definition 1: to make into small particles or grains.
Cane sugar is processed from a natural liquid, cane juice, that is dried and granulated.
similar words:
grain, pulverize
definition 2: to cause to have a rough surface.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to come to be made up of small particles or grains.
similar words:
grain, pulverize
derivations: granulative (adj.), granulater (granulator) (n.), granulation (n.)