granulate


verb (used with object), gran·u·lat·ed, gran·u·lat·ing.

  1. to form into granules or grains.
  2. to raise in granules; make rough on the surface.

verb (used without object), gran·u·lat·ed, gran·u·lat·ing.

  1. to become granular or grainy.
  2. Pathology. to form granulation tissue.

verb

  1. (tr) to make into grains
  2. to make or become roughened in surface texture
  3. (intr) (of a wound, ulcer, etc) to form granulation tissue
v.

1660s, back-formation from granulation. Related: Granulated; granulating.

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