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vat

[vat] /væt/
noun
1.
a large container, as a tub or tank, used for storing or holding liquids:
a wine vat.
2.
Chemistry.
  1. a preparation containing an insoluble dye converted by reduction into a soluble leuco base.
  2. a vessel containing such a preparation.
verb (used with object), vatted, vatting.
3.
to put into or treat in a vat.
Origin
1100
before 1100; Middle English (south); Old English fæt vessel; cognate with Old Norse fat vessel, German Fass keg
Related forms
unvatted, adjective

VAT

Vat.

1.
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  • One cannot simply pour a few cells into a huge vat and wait for them to multiply.
  • Finally, when the printed cloth is dried, it is dipped in the indigo vat.
  • If there are spills on the floor they are scooped up and put back into the vat.
  • Then the pieces were dipped into a vat of ceramic slurry-a suspension of silica flour and liquefied plastic.
  • The scene opens in an island-based refinery with three humans in what appear to be hazard suits inspecting a vat of acid.
  • There is a fierce rivalry here over who exactly dropped the first burrito into a vat of hot oil and thus invented the chimichanga.
  • Spread the salt in the base of a vat or jar, then place a ham with the skin facing downwards.
  • The size of the fabric sheet is limited by the size of the vat in which it's fermented.
  • All that's left is a dirt floor with a large concrete vat sunk into the ground.
  • Outside, a large earthen vat is stationed beneath old playground equipment.
British Dictionary definitions for vat

vat

/væt/
noun
1.
a large container for holding or storing liquids
2.
(chem) a preparation of reduced vat dye
verb vats, vatting, vatted
3.
(transitive) to place, store, or treat in a vat
Word Origin
Old English fæt; related to Old Frisian fet, Old Saxon, Old Norse fat, Old High German faz

VAT

/sometimes væt/
abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
value-added tax: a tax levied on the difference between the cost of materials and the selling price of a commodity or service

Vat.

abbreviation
1.
Vatican
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Word Origin and History for vat
n.

early 13c., southern variant (see V) of Old English fæt "container, vat," from Proto-Germanic *fatan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse fat, Old Frisian fet, Middle Dutch, Dutch vat, Old High German faz, German faß).

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Related Abbreviations for vat

VAT

value-added tax

Vat.

Vatican
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