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.
- un·vat·ted, adjective
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How to use vat in a sentence
Snapdragon’s technology uses a continuous production line, rather than the traditional process of making batches in big vats, so it’s easier to scale up by simply keeping production running for a longer time.
I slipped the skins off peaches, scooped melon with a spoon, and made gargantuan vats of applesauce.
And, failing that, even bigger vats of liquid are on the way.We still don’t really know what’s inside the sun—but that could change very soon | Charlie Wood | November 30, 2020 | Popular-Science
vat is levied on consumption of goods and services in countries around Europe.
When that garbage is diverted into a vat of energy-producing soup, it becomes a penny earned.
It filled my head, that muttering sound, like thick oily smoke from a fat-rendering vat or an odour of noisome decay.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show | Robert W. Chambers | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He kills his own son in cold blood (or in a vat of hot macadamia butter, to be specific).American Dreams, 1993: The Road to Wellville by T. Coraghessan Boyle | Nathaniel Rich | October 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Burning a girl alive while her father watches or cooking a severed head into a vat of chili?Why the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Premiere Was Gratuitous and Horrifying and Totally Awesome | Paula Szuchman | September 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And, also, there ought to be no other forms of taxation, like a national sales tax or a vat tax or what have you.
But my faver says it's un-man-ly to be always kissing, and I did n't fink you'd do vat, Coppy.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
Acid fumes escaping under the vat lids made the haze and seared the man's throat.In the Dark | Ronal Kayser
The vat contained an acid powerful enough to destroy anything—except gold.In the Dark | Ronal Kayser
Oof you hatn't done vat you dit, I bed you somet'ing der modor-car vould haf peen a lot oof junk.Motor Matt's Mystery | Stanley R. Matthews
Und der feller vat hat it didn't vant it, or he vouldn't haf let it go.Motor Matt's Mystery | Stanley R. Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for vat (1 of 3)
a large container for holding or storing liquids
chem a preparation of reduced vat dye
(tr) to place, store, or treat in a vat
British Dictionary definitions for VAT (2 of 3)
value-added tax: a tax levied on the difference between the cost of materials and the selling price of a commodity or service
British Dictionary definitions for Vat. (3 of 3)
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