- a preparation containing an insoluble dye converted by reduction into a soluble leuco base.
- a vessel containing such a preparation.
verb (used with object), vat·ted, vat·ting.
Origin of vat
Examples from the Web for vat
When that garbage is diverted into a vat of energy-producing soup, it becomes a penny earned.
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|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|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.
Well, the Prince last year received an annual income from the Duchy of £19m, on which he paid £4.4m in income tax and VAT.MP: Prince Charles Pays Less Tax Than His Servants|Tom Sykes|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Acid fumes escaping under the vat lids made the haze and seared the man's throat.In the Dark|Ronal Kayser
He had shot twice before, but missed, though he was a good shot and stood close to the vat—which was evident sorcery, somehow.Witch Stories|E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
There is one stream continuously coming into the vat and two going out, caused by the decomposing power of the electric current.Electricity and Magnetism|Elisha Gray
The matter is, that they dipped me in a vat, the knaves; I believed that it was only water, but it was indigo.Chicot the Jester|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Toplinsky was removing some of the gun cotton from the vat at the moment.The Moon Colony|William Dixon Bell
verb vats, vatting or vatted
Word Origin for vat
abbreviation for (in Britain)
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).