to segment into tiny grains or particles

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  • granulate — gran u*late (gr[a^]n [ u]*l[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Granulated} (gr[a^]n [ u]*l[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Granulating} (gr[a^]n [ u]*l[=a] t[i^]ng).] [See {Granule}.] 1. To form into grains or small masses; as, to granulate powder, sugar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Granulate — Gran u*late, Granulated Gran u*la ted, a. 1. Consisting of, or resembling, grains; crystallized in grains; granular; as, granulated sugar. [1913 Webster] 2. Having numerous small elevations, as shagreen. [1913 Webster] {Granulated steel}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Granulate — Gran u*late, v. i. To collect or be formed into grains; as, cane juice granulates into sugar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • granulate — (v.) 1660s, back formation from GRANULATION (Cf. granulation). Related: Granulated; granulating …   Etymology dictionary

  • granulate — [v] crush into tiny pieces atomize, comminute, crumble, crystallize, disintegrate, grate, grind, make coarse, make grainy, pound, powder, pulverize, triturate; concept 186 …   New thesaurus

  • granulate — [gran′yə lāt΄] vt., vi. granulated, granulating 1. to form into grains or granules 2. to make or become rough on the surface by the development of granules granulator n. granulater granulative adj …   English World dictionary

  • granulate — verb ( lated; lating) Date: 1666 transitive verb to form or crystallize into grains or granules intransitive verb to form granulations < an open granulating wound > • granulator noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • granulate — granulater, granulator, n. granulative /gran yeuh lay tiv, leuh tiv/, adj. /gran yeuh layt /, v., granulated, granulating. v.t. 1. to form into granules or grains. 2. to raise in granules; make rough on the surface. v.i. 3. to become granular or… …   Universalium

  • granulate — (Order Isopoda): Having the appearance of bearing beadlike or grainlike protuberances; usually applied to the description of a surface [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • Granulate — Гранулировать, зернить …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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