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 for granulate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Granulate \Gran"u*late\, v. i.
     To collect or be formed into grains; as, cane juice
     granulates into sugar. Granulate

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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, or metal.
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     2. To raise in granules or small asperities; to make rough on
        the surface.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Granulate \Gran"u*late\, Granulated \Gran"u*la`ted\, a.
     1. Consisting of, or resembling, grains; crystallized in
        grains; granular; as, granulated sugar.
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     2. Having numerous small elevations, as shagreen.
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     Granulated steel, a variety of steel made by a particular
        process beginning with the granulation of pig iron.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: form into grains [syn: granulate, grain]
      2: become granular [syn: granulate, grain]
      3: form granulating tissue; "wounds and ulcers can granulate"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "granulate":
     abrade, atomize, beat, boss, bray, break up, brecciate, cake,
     candy, cicatrize, close up, coarsen, come to dust, comminute,
     concrete, condense, contriturate, crumb, crumble,
     crumble into dust, crumble to dust, crush, crystallize,
     disintegrate, effloresce, fall to dust, fall to pieces, flour,
     fragment, gnarl, grain, granulize, grate, grind, grind to powder,
     heal, heal over, horripilate, knit, knob, levigate, mash, mill,
     pestle, pimple, pound, powder, pulverize, reduce to powder,
     right itself, rough, rough up, roughen, scab over, scrunch, set,
     shard, shred, smash, smooth, solidify, squash, stud, take a set,
     thicken, tooth, triturate

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