The process of forming tiny particles is granulation. It's granulation that results in fine specks of sugar that are perfect for sprinkling on your buttered toast with cinnamon.

Breaking things down into small grains — or building larger grains from a powder — is what granulation is all about. It's a form of processing, whether it's salt or sugar, medicines in a pharmacy, or chemicals in a lab. There's also the granulation of sand on a beach, which happens over years as large stones are slowly broken down into smaller particles, or grains of sand.

Definitions of granulation

n the act of forming something into granules or grains

“the granulation of medicines”
Type of:
formation, shaping
the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

n new connective tissue and tiny blood vessels that form on the surfaces of a wound during the healing process

granulation tissue
proud flesh
the swollen tissue around a healing wound or ulcer
Type of:
connective tissue
tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments

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