- 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
Contemporary Examples of vat
When that garbage is diverted into a vat of energy-producing soup, it becomes a penny earned.Will Food Waste Power Your Home?
The Daily Beast
June 16, 2014
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
October 30, 2013
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
September 11, 2013
And, also, there ought to be no other forms of taxation, like a national sales tax or a VAT tax or what have you.Mark Levin's Nutty Constitutional Convention Idea
August 29, 2013
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
July 16, 2013
Historical Examples of vat
The washing is done in a vat, kept for that especial purpose.Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining
John S. Hittell
Put a board under and over the vat, and place it in the press: in two hours turn it out, and put in a fresh cheesecloth.
Set it near the fire till the curd comes; fill a vat made in the form of a brick, of wheat straw or rushes sewed together.
"Molly's smoking at the gate like a brewer's vat, father," said Pete.The Manxman
The recently-made prisoner was compelled to assist his Colonel from the vat.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry
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).