- a preparation containing an insoluble dye converted by reduction into a soluble leuco base.
- a vessel containing such a preparation.
Origin of vat
OTHER WORDS FROM vatun·vat·ted, adjective
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How to use vat in a sentence
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.
Instead, they store the wine in large stainless-steel vats and add bags of toasted oak chips, to give it a nice cinnamon flavor.
The mass emptied itself into the vast chamber that was barely lighted by narrow skylights and crowded with full and empty vats.
Also, in his back yard, were buildings containing vats sunk into the ground, and here the tanners were at work making leather.Revolution and Other Essays|Jack London
Angel, who was filling the vats with his handful, suddenly ceased, and laid his hands flat upon hers.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
Are there no vats in Milwaukee, no stills in Kentucky, no factories wrapping paper rings around bunches of dead leaves at Tampa?The Women of Tomorrow|William Hard
Here and there, in bare fields along the sea, are the ruins of vats and windmills,—picturesque remains of ancient salt-works.By The Sea|Heman White Chaplin