verb (used with object), gran·u·lat·ed, gran·u·lat·ing.
- to form into or grains.
- to raise in ; make rough on the surface.
verb (used without object), gran·u·lat·ed, gran·u·lat·ing.
- to become granular or grainy.
- Pathology. to form .
- (tr) to make into grains
- to make or become roughened in surface texture
- (intr) (of a wound, ulcer, etc) to form granulation tissue
1660s, back-formation from Granulated; granulating.. Related: