Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "granulate" [gran•u•late]

  • To form into grains or granules. (verb-transitive)
  • To make rough and grainy. (verb-transitive)
  • To become granular or grainy. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "granulate" in a sentence
  • "Dry air conveyance to a just-in-time feeding unit, which minimizes the quantities of material present on the injection molding machine, is used to prevent remoistening of the dried granulate, which is an important asset especially in tropical regions."
  • "It washes, classifies, mills and converts plastic waste into granulate, which is used to make new plastic products."
  • "A doctor can suture two pieces of skin together, but there is some capacity that lies beyond our ken, some talent that resides only within each one of us that allows that tissue to granulate and be reformed."