Meaning of VAT in English

VAT

n. & v.

--n.

1. a large tank or other vessel, esp. for holding liquids or something in liquid in the process of brewing, tanning, dyeing, etc.

2 a dyeing liquor in which a textile is soaked to take up a colourless soluble dye afterwards coloured by oxidation in air.

--v.tr. (vatted, vatting) place or treat in a vat.

Derivatives:

vatful n. (pl. -fuls).

Etymology: ME, southern & western var. of fat, OE f{aelig}t f. Gmc

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