[ vat ]
/ væt /
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.
verb (used with object), vat·ted, vat·ting.
to put into or treat in a vat.
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Origin of vat
before 1100; Middle English (south); Old English fæt vessel; cognate with Old Norse fat vessel, German Fass keg
OTHER WORDS FROM vatun·vat·ted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vat (1 of 3)
/ (væt) /
a large container for holding or storing liquids
chem a preparation of reduced vat dye
verb vats, vatting or vatted
(tr) to place, store, or treat in a vat
Word Origin for vat
Old English fæt; related to Old Frisian fet, Old Saxon, Old Norse fat, Old High German faz
British Dictionary definitions for vat (2 of 3)
/ (sometimes væt) /
abbreviation for (in Britain)
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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