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1vat

noun \ˈvat\

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

Full Definition of VAT

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
:  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
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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

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

2vat

verb
vat·tedvat·ting

Definition of VAT

transitive verb
:  to put into or treat in a vat

First Known Use of VAT

1784

VAT

abbreviation

Definition of VAT

value-added tax

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer
VATTED Defined for Kids

vat

noun \ˈvat\

Definition of VAT for Kids

:  a large container (as a tub) especially for holding liquids in manufacturing processes

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