EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the stage of winemaking during which the expressed juice of grapes has been placed in vats and left to ferment. Origin of vatting
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-ing 1 noun a large container, as a tub or tank, used for storing or holding liquids: a wine vat. . Chemistry 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. Origin of vat before 1100; Middle English (south); Old English fæt vessel; cognate with Old Norse fat vessel, German Fass keg Related forms un·vat·ted, adjective
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Examples from the Web for vatting Historical Examples of vatting British Dictionary definitions for vatting noun 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
fæt; related to Old Frisian fet, Old Saxon, Old Norse fat, Old High German faz 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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Word Origin and History for vatting n.
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).
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