vat

[vat]
noun
1.
a large container, as a tub or tank, used for storing or holding liquids: a wine vat.
2.
Chemistry.
a.
a preparation containing an insoluble dye converted by reduction into a soluble leuco base.
b.
a vessel containing such a preparation.
verb (used with object), vatted, vatting.
3.
to put into or treat in a vat.

Origin:
before 1100; Middle English (south); Old English fæt vessel; cognate with Old Norse fat vessel, German Fass keg

unvatted, adjective
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vat (væt)
 
n
1.  a large container for holding or storing liquids
2.  chem a preparation of reduced vat dye
 
vb , vats, vatting, vatted
3.  (tr) to place, store, or treat in a vat
 
[Old English fæt; related to Old Frisian fet, Old Saxon, Old Norse fat, Old High German faz]

VAT ((sometimes) væt)
 
abbreviation for
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 for
Vatican

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vat
early 13c., southern variant (see V) of O.E. fæt "container, vat," from P.Gmc. *fatan (cf. O.S., O.N. fat, O.Fris. fet, M.Du., Du. vat, O.H.G. faz, Ger. faß).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
VAT
value-added tax
Vat.
Vatican
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Example sentences
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.
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