gran·u·late / ˈgranyəˌlāt/ • v. 1. [tr.] [usu. as adj.] (granulated) form (something) into grains or particles: granulated sugar. ∎ [intr.] (of a substance) take the form of grains or particles: the syrup would not granulate properly.2. [intr.] [often as adj.] (granulating) Med. (of a wound or lesion) form a grainy surface as part of the healing process. ∎ [as adj.] (granulated) chiefly Biol. having a roughened surface: the skin is densely granulated.DERIVATIVES: gran·u·la·tion / ˌgranyəˈlāshən/ n.gran·u·la·tor / -ˌlātər/ n.