- 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 vats
Together the teams will use 66lb of flour, 408lb of butter, 990lb of sugar, four vats of golden syrup and 1,480lb of chocolate.
When the skins and stems begin to form a cap on top of the vats, they are punched down by hand.
He will send down rain, and the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.The Christ Of Paul|George Reber
Here were vats of liquid helium, used in Collins engines to refrigerate the volatile rocket fuel.Deepfreeze|Robert Donald Locke
Barks of various kinds were placed in the water in these vats to produce an acid which would remove the hair from the hides.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
They ate a whole flock of roast geese from Hergnies, and they drank two vats of the local beer.Johnny Nut and the Golden Goose|Andrew Lang
She gave the curds to the hogs, and put the whey into the vats.The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales|Hannah More
British Dictionary definitions for vats (1 of 2)
verb vats, vatting or vatted
Word Origin for vat
British Dictionary definitions for vats (2 of 2)
abbreviation for (in Britain)
Word Origin and History for vats
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).