granulate

Granulate means to form or reduce into grains. You've probably seen the word on a box of granulated sugar and not thought twice about the fact that, besides its granular form, sugar exists as a liquid and also inside sugar cane.

Sugar, of course, is not a grain. A grain is rice, wheat, quinoa, corn––seeds that form the basis of most people's diets. Sugar forms grains when it's refined, appearing in its crystallized form to have a grain-like, or granulated, appearance.

Primary Meanings of granulate

1.
v
form into grains
2.
v
form granulating tissue
Full Definitions of granulate
1

v form into grains

Synonyms:
grain
Type of:
form
assume a form or shape

v become granular

Synonyms:
grain
Type of:
change form, change shape, deform
assume a different shape or form
2

v form granulating tissue

“wounds and ulcers can granulate
Type of:
heal
get healthy again

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