- the stage of winemaking during which the expressed juice of grapes has been placed in vats and left to ferment.
Origin of vatting
- a large container, as a tub or tank, used for storing or holding liquids: a wine vat.
- a preparation containing an insoluble dye converted by reduction into a soluble leuco base.
- a vessel containing such a preparation.
- to put into or treat in a vat.
Origin of vat
before 1100; Middle English (south); Old English fæt vessel; cognate with Old Norse fat vessel, German Fass keg
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Examples from the Web for vatting
By employing more efficient crushing machinery this system of vatting is rendered quite unnecessary.
The vatting might be suppressed if the apples were so comminuted as to give out their juice more readily.
- a large container for holding or storing liquids
- chem a preparation of reduced vat dye
- (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
- 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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Word Origin and History for vatting
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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