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vat

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noun \ˈvat\

Simple Definition of vat

  • : a large container (such as a tub or barrel) used especially for holding liquids

Full Definition of vat

  1. 1 :  a large vessel (as a cistern, tub, or barrel) especially for holding liquors in an immature state or preparations for dyeing or tanning

  2. 2 :  a liquor containing a dye converted into a soluble reduced colorless or weakly colored form that on textile material steeped in the liquor and exposed to the air is converted by oxidation to the original insoluble dye and precipitated in the fiber

Origin of vat

Middle English fat, vat, from Old English fæt; akin to Old High German vaz vessel, Lithuanian puodas pot


First Known Use: 12th century

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vat

verb

Definition of vat

vat·tedvat·ting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put into or treat in a vat



1784

First Known Use of vat

1784


VAT

abbreviation

Definition of VAT

  1. value-added tax




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