vatting

[vat-ing]
noun
the stage of winemaking during which the expressed juice of grapes has been placed in vats and left to ferment.

Origin:
1835–45; vat + -ing1

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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

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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
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Then there's the increasingly popular practice of double vatting.
Each vat dye has its own optimum temperature and specific proportions of alkali and reducing agents for vatting.
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