gran·u·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Granulated p. pr. & vb. n. Granulating ]
1. To form into grains or small masses; as, to granulate powder, sugar, or metal.
2. To raise in granules or small asperities; to make rough on the surface.
Gran·u·late Gran·u·la·ted a.
1. Consisting of, or resembling, grains; crystallized in grains; granular; as, granulated sugar.
2. Having numerous small elevations, as shagreen.
Granulated steel, a variety of steel made by a particular process beginning with the granulation of pig iron.
adj : made grainy or formed into granules; "granulated sugar"